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May 27, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Former WNBA player Margo Dydek died Friday

Cathy Roberts, the operations manager for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League, confirmed former WNBA C Margo Dydek’s death Friday in Australia. Dydek, 37, relocated from native Poland to Brisbane due to her husband’s work and began coaching with the Wizards.
She was pregnant with her third child who also passed, according to information Roberts shared with The Associated Press. Dydek, who initially suffered a heart attack in her home on May 19 and was in a medically induced coma, is survived by her husband David and two children.
At 7-foot-2, Dydek was the No. 1 pick in the 1998 draft to the relocated Utah Starzz. She also played for Connecticut, San Antonio and Los Angeles. She led the league in blocks nine times and totaled 877 in her career.
The Storm was off on Thursday. Some of the players were friends of Dydek and her family. Here are some of their posts from Twitter:
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My thoughts&prayers are with Margo’s family. She was the tallest women to play our game with one of the BIGGEST hearts as well. #RIPMargoless than a minute ago via UberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply


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Presidente of Poland!! That’s what I called Margo when I played in Poland with her:)Never take a day for granted….you will be missed Margoless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


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R.I.P Margo praying for her familyless than a minute ago via UberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply

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