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Former Virginia Star Chris Williams Dead At Age 36

Former Virginia star Chris Williams has passed away at the age of 36.

Williams, who played at Virginia from 1999-2002, passed away due to blood clots going to his heart, per Virginia's 247Sports affiliate.

During his time with the Cavaliers, the 6-foot-7 Williams was the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1998-99 when he averaged 16.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. For his career, Williams scored 1,812 points (15.2 per game) and hauled in 786 rebounds (6.6 per game).

Former teammates of Williams poured in with tributes on Twitter as the news spread.

Williams is the only former Virginia player in the program's top 10 in four categories (points, rebounds, steals and blocks).

RIP to Williams. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Virginia hoops community.