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Tim Defrisco/Getty ImagesOrlando Woolridge, shown with the Lakers shooting over the Knicks’ Patrick Ewing in 1988, was known for his thunderous dunks.


Former Notre Dame and Chicago Bulls star Orlando Woolridge has died at age 52, officials in Louisiana told the Shreveport Times.

Desoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke told the newspaper that Woolridge had been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition at his parents’ home in Mansfield, La.

Woolridge was part of Notre Dame’s Final Four team in 1978 as a freshman. As a senior, he hit a last-second jumper to end Ralph Sampson and No. 1 Virginia’s 28-game winning streak.


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