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07/06/2011 01:26 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2011

Armen Gilliam Dead: Former NBA Player Dies At 47

Armen Gilliam, former NBA player, died at age 47 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack in Pittsburgh, PA.

According to police, Gilliam was playing basketball at LA Fitness in Collier Township when he collapsed. He was rushed to St. Clair Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Gilliam, nicknamed "The Hammer," was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 2 pick overall pick in the 1987 NBA draft.

He played in the NBA for 13 years on the Suns, Hornets, Sixers, Nets, Bucks and Jazz.

Gilliam also starred on the 1987 UNLV team that reached the Final Four.