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Former Utah Jazz Star Has Reportedly Died At 64

A general view of the Utah Jazz' stadium.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 19: General elevated view of the playing court prior to the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

A former Utah Jazz star player has reportedly passed away at the age of 64, according to multiple reports.

Mark Eaton, a one-time All-Star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, has died. KUTV in Utah confirmed the news on Saturday morning.

Mark Eaton the former Utah Jazz player and two-time NBA defensive player of the year, has died. 2 News learned of his passing from two sources close to Eaton.

Eaton went for a bike ride around 8pm Friday in Summit County and did not return home. No foul play is suspected but his cause of death is not known.

Eaton, who played for the Jazz from 1982-1993, is one of the best defenders in team history. He was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and '89. Eaton was a five-time All-Defensive Team selection.

Eaton's tragic passing has been confirmed by multiple Jazz reporters.

Eaton resided in Summit County, Utah following his retirement. He developed a career in the restaurant business and got into motivational speaking.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family members during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace.