An American professional basketball player William Felton Russell has passed away.
Born on February 12, 1934, in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States, Bill played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
He was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 12-time NBA All-Star. During his 13-year career, Bill was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won 11 NBA championships.
Bill and Henri Richard of the National Hockey League are tied for the record of the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league.
He led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956, and he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Russell is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Russell passed away at his Mercer Island, Washington, home on July 31, 2022, at the age of 88.
Bill Russell Wife: Who Was Bill Russell Married To At The Time Of Death?
Bill Russel was not married at the time of death. However, Bill has been married and divorced three times.
He first got married to Rose Swisher in 1956 and divorced in 1973 after 17 years of marriage. Together the couple had three children; Jacob Russell, Karen Russell, and William Russell Jr.
Bill and his second wife Dorothy Anstett got married in 1977 and divorced in 1978 after a year of marriage. The couple did not have any children together.
Dorothy Catherine Anstett is an American pageant titleholder who held the Miss USA 1968 title.
She was born on June 28, 1947, in Kirkland, Washington, United States, making her 75 years in 2022.
Bill and his third wife Marilyn Nault got married in 1996 until Marilyn’s death in 2009.
The couple had no kids together.