January 3, 2013

Son of L.A. Clippers Owner had Type 1 Diabetes

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scott-sterlingThe son of L.A. Clippers owner, Scott Sterling, was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday night. The autopsy has not yet confirmed what caused the death of the 32 year old. The toxicology report will be at least another 6 weeks before the results are available.

The Sterling family released a statement about the death of their son. They revealed in the statement that Scott struggled with Type 1 diabetes. Although the public was not aware of diabetes in the family, the Clippers’ Brian Cook used his star power to support diabetes in March 2012. Cook’s father died of a diabetes-related stroke 3 years earlier.

Donald and Shelly Sterling said “Our son Scott has fought a long and valiant battle against Type 1 diabetes. His death is a terrible tragedy, the effects of which will be felt forever by our family and all those who knew and loved him. We sincerely appreciate the warm outpouring of sympathy and support from so many of our dear friends.”

A news clip featured on YouTube mentions more detail on the story.

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