Former Knicks forward Anthony Mason dies from heart attack at 48

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Former New York Knick Anthony Mason has died at 48 years old after a heart attack, a spokesperson for the Knicks told ESPN.

Mason had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month. One of his sons said this week that the 13-year veteran was "getting better" after undergoing multiple heart surgeries, ESPN reported.

Mason was a fan favorite an helped the Knicks reach the NBA Finals in 1994, playing alongside Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and John Starks. The 6-foot-7 NBA standout also played with the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat, but won the NBA's Sixth Man Award for the 1994-95 season as a member of the Knicks.

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