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Mel Turpin Suicide? Dead Kentucky Star Reportedly Kills Himself

09/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Mel Turpin, former NBA player an All-American Kentucky center, committed suicide Thursday, authorities said. He was 49.

Police and the coroner were called to his North Lexington house Thursday afternoon on a personal injury call. They found Turpin dead.

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