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Legendary Boston Celtics hall of famer Bill Russell dies, aged 88

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Boston Celtics' legend Bill Russell has died

Boston Celtics' legend Bill Russell has died

Boston Celtics' legend Bill Russell has died

Bill Russell, who won 11 National Basketball Association championships during his Hall of Fame career spent with the Boston Celtics, died on Sunday. He was 88.

Russell's death was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter account that said the 12-time NBA All-Star passed away with his wife by his side.

Considered the greatest defensive center in basketball history, Russell turned the Celtics into a powerhouse that won eight consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966.

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