How did Larry “Gator” Rivers die? Savannah legend cause of death Explained

Savannah legend Larry “Gator” Rivers died. (Facebook/ Larry “Gator” Rivers)

Larry “Gator” Rivers, a former Moberly Greyhound, 1973 All-American at Missouri Western, and coach for the Harlem Globetrotters, passed away. Let’s see How did Larry “Gator” Rivers die and Larry “Gator” Rivers cause of death in detail.


How did Larry “Gator” Rivers die?

According to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Larry “Gator” Rivers, a commissioner for Chatham County, has passed away.

Gov. Kemp said in a tweet,

“As a hometown basketball legend who went from the Alfred E. Beach High School Hall of Fame to the Harlem Globetrotters, he led a life of accomplishment and chose to spend much of that life serving the people of his community.”

Alfred Ely Beach Alum also wrote about the devastating news on Facebook,

“We announce the passing of Class of 1967 member, Larry Gator Rivers! To say the Bulldogs have suffered tremendous losses this week is an understatement! He put Beach High on the map! This Harlem Globetrotter came back home to serve his community as a commissioner and sponsoring many basketball clinics for young adults wanting to perfect their game. He loved Alfred Ely Beach! Rest in Heaven and thank you for a job well done.

Prayers for his family❤️

Rivers was the District 2 commissioner for Chatham County. He gained notoriety for his time spent playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.


Larry “Gator” Rivers cause of death

Larry “Gator” Rivers cause of death was not disclosed yet. There are no information available about Larry “Gator” Rivers cause of death. Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Larry “Gator” Rivers cause of death will be added soon.

Who was Larry “Gator” Rivers?

The Savannah Sports Hall of Fame has referred to former Harlem Globetrotter Rivers as “the finest basketball player Savannah has ever produced.” Although the best basketball player from Savannah is up for debate, there is no denying that Rivers played for the most significant team and generation in history.

The Beach Bulldogs, coached by Russell Ellington, became the first team in the Georgia High School Association to win a state title in 1967, and Rivers played a supporting role on that squad. For 16 years, Rivers played for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Rivers was elected to the Chatham County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners back in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia, in 2020, and he held that position until his death.

Arrangements for Rivers’ funeral will be made public by the family.

Tributes to Larry “Gator” Rivers

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

Representative Buddy Carter tweeted: “This morning, we mourn the loss of Savannah icon, civil servant, and Harlem Globetrotter, LarryGatorRivers. Gator’s legacy and commitment to our community will never be forgotten. Amy and I are praying for the Rivers’ family and the Savannah community”

Estella Shabazz wrote: “The Shabazz family mourns the passing of Larry “Gator” Rivers, a former Harlem Globetrotter and Chatham County commissioner. His absence will be deeply felt by the entire community, including Savannah and all of Chatham County. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and friends, as we pray for them during this difficult time.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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