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Turpin found dead at home

Mel Turpin, former NBA player and All-American Kentucky center, has died. Turpin was 49.

Police and the coroner were called to his North Lexington, Ky., house Thursday afternoon on a personal injury call. They found Turpin dead.

Coroner Gary Ginn said Turpin, who played for the Cavaliers in the late 1980s, had committed suicide but would not say how.

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