Greg Lee, the UCLA Bruins guard on two unbeaten NCAA Championship teams, who played briefly in the NBA and had a successful pro beach volleyball career, died Wednesday in San Diego. He was 70 years old.
As Lee lay on the hospital bed, his wife, Lisa, held his hand while son Ethan “played the Neil Young song ‘Thrasher’ on his guitar, Greg singing in a haze of drugs until he lasted.” Bar did not regain consciousness.” Times reporter Ben Bolch wrote.
“It was a very touching departure,” Lee’s brother, John, told HuffPost, as he sang along.
The basketball star died the day after an infection stemming from an immune disorder. He is also survived by daughter Jessamyn Faves.
Lee was a fan of Young and sometimes accompanied former teammate Bill Walton to the rocker’s concerts, his brother said.
He said the family’s farewell Singalong only seemed appropriate.
“We’re campers and singers, and we ended on that musical note, so it was cool,” said John Lee.