Marvin Webster Sr. Found Dead in Hotel Bathtub

Posted by Andy Durham on April 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm under High School, Professional | Read the First Comment

From the Associated Press –
Marvin Webster, a fierce shot-blocking center who helped lead the Seattle SuperSonics to the 1978 NBA finals, was found dead in a hotel bathtub in Tulsa, Okla. He was 56.

His body was discovered in his room Monday morning in the downtown Ambassador Hotel, police said Wednesday.
Foul play is not suspected and the death apparently stemmed from an illness, police spokesman Jason Willingham said. He added that the former 7-foot-1 center had been living at the hotel and employees grew concerned after not seeing him for several days.

His son, Marvin Webster Jr., played high school basketball at Smith and college basketball at Temple but died during his sophomore year at 18 after a heart attack in 1997.


  • Andy said,

    He was known as the “Human Eraser” and he was quite a talent at Morgan State while in college and as you said, a pretty darn good NBA center.