Anne Donovan, a star player and coach and a trailblazer for women's basketball, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday due to heart failure. She was 56.
Anne Donovan, who won Olympic gold as a player and a coach, died suddenly Wednesday due to heart failure. She was 56. "Our family remains so very grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being,” Donovan’s family said. https://t.co/hr3pDDX4dy— ESPN Women's Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) June 13, 2018
Donovan is a Hall of Famer twice over, inducted in both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Prayers up for Anne Donovan's family. Words can't express what she meant to our game! You will be missed!#RIP— Sheryl Swoopes (@sswoopes22) June 14, 2018
Donovan is a huge loss for the women's basketball community. After her passing, players and coaches alike from across the basketball landscape sent best wishes and deepest condolences to her family and took time to discuss her impact on the game. Among her friends and colleagues,
Donovan was known not just as a great basketball player but an outstanding human being, and she'll be greatly missed.