George Thompson Obituary; Net worth, Wife, Children, Age
Former Marquette men’s basketball star George Thompson dies after complications with diabetes.
George Thompson Obituary
What is George Thompson cause of death? George Thompson, the school’s all-time leading scorer for 40 years, died on Wednesday morning, June 8, after complications from a long battle with diabetes, according to Marquette University. George Thompson Obituary happen when he was 74 years old
Thompson ranks fourth all-time in Marquette men’s basketball scoring with 1,773 points. Thompson played multiple seasons as a pro after his prolific basketball career at Marquette, including one with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Following his basketball career, Thompson worked as a radio broadcast analyst with Steve “The Homer” True for several years. Thompson averaged 20.2 points per game during his three years at Marquette, helping the team to a 68-20 overall record.
George Thompson wife
There is no records online about George Thompson wife or children but it believed he was happily married just that he kept his family from the media.
George Thompson net worth
George Thompson net worth before his death is believed to be $10 million. His source of income was from his career American professional basketball player and coach.
Tribute to George Thompson’s Death
Marquette Basketball said,
The #mubb and @MarquetteU family lost a true legend today with the passing of George Thompson, due to complications from diabetes. George made a tremendous impact, not only on the program, but the entire Milwaukee community after his arrival on campus. RIP Brute Force
Steve homerTrue said,
George Thompson.. “The Original Dwyane Wade”…as stated by Shaka Smart at the MQ b’ball banquet where Brute Force got a standing ovation..So lucky to have worked MQ games with him and to have been a good friend..I have never cried on a radio show in 40 years. I will cry tomorrow
Mike Cianciolo said,
RIP George Thompson. Despite not having a football team since 1960, Thompson was Marquette’s last draft pick (1969 NFL/AFL Draft) and the first MU player to suit up for the Milwaukee Bucks. He spent 6 seasons in the ABA & NBA. Thompson ranks 4th all-time in scoring for #mubb.
Peter Vecsey said,
Just learned George Thompson, 74, died f/ diabetes complications. The 6-2 scoring/rebounding guard (BK’s Erasmus HS) was Al McGuire‘s 1st great player at Marquette, later teaming w/ Dean Meminger in backcourt. Distinguished 3-time All Star ABA career. Solid player. Better dude!!
Kent Sommerfeld said,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Marquette legend George Thompson. He was a gentleman and a good friend. I’ll miss our talks. One of my favorite people. RIP George. Condolences and Prayers for Karen and the family.
Mark Miller said,
George Thompson was a bit before my time in terms of his playing days at Marquette. But his career at MU was the catalyst for all the success that followed during the Al McGuire era. Rest in Peace, George (Brute Force) Thompson.
Nick bohr said,
Just learned of the passing of @MarquetteMBB legend George Thompson. He was always kind to this young college broadcaster when he and @espnhomer called MU games back in ‘89-90 too. Shaka Smart: “There aren’t words that can express how important he was to this program.” #WISN12