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Nick Gilbert: Son Of Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert, Passed Away At The Age Of 26

Nick Gilbert
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Nick Gilbert, who was known to NBA fans as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ draught lottery representative, passed away on Saturday due to a hereditary illness. He was 26.

Who Was Nick Gilbert?

Nick Gilbert, the son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and his wife Jennifer, has battled neurofibromatosis (NF1), a condition that results in noncancerous tumours growing on the skin, spinal cord, and brain. No treatment exists. The Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, Michigan, made the announcement of his passing. The Gilberts are Michigan residents.

The Cavaliers released a statement on Sunday saying, “Nick was a light and inspiration to so many throughout his 26 years of life.” Whether being the Cavaliers’ lucky charm in many NBA Draught Lotteries or raising his voice to support the battle against, Our organisation has been motivated by Nick’s unwavering spirit.

Nick Gilbert Cause Of Death

Nick Gilbert usually represented the Cavaliers in the NBA draught lottery before passing away on Saturday as a result of a hereditary issue.

The Cavaliers have been in Dan Gilbert’s ownership since 2005. He is the founder and chairman of Rocket Companies. He routinely sent Nick to represent the Cavaliers in the NBA Draught Lottery, and he was lucky for the team. The Cavaliers twice won the No. 1 pick in the draught lottery while Nick, donning his customary bow tie, was sitting in the seat.They used it to Kyrie Irving in 2011. They selected Anthony Bennett two years later.

The mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan, remarked on Twitter, “Nick inspired people everywhere with his bravery and brought joy to everyone he met.” Detroit as a whole is praying for the Gilbert family right now.

Nick Gilbert

Source: CNN

Suffering From Type 1 Neurofibromatosis

The Gilberts established a foundation in 2017, and according to the Detroit News, it has contributed more than $18 million to grants for research into Type 1 neurofibromatosis.

The Bow Tie campaign was launched by the Cavaliers, the Gilberts’ foundation, and the Children’s Tumour Foundation last season while the younger Gilbert had numerous surgeries in an effort to raise funds and awareness for neurofibromatosis.

The Cavaliers gave Nick and those suffering from the disease a special tribute during the just-completed season. To honour him and spread awareness for the illness, the players warmed up with bow ties on their uniforms.The funeral for Nick will be place at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, on Tuesday.

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