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Retired American basketball player, Wayne Embry Loses Wife, Terri


Retired American basketball player, Wayne Embry Wife, Terri Dies

Retired American basketball player, Wayne Embry has lost his wife Terri Embry. The wife of the iconic Wayne Embry was reported to have died a few days ago from an undisclosed illness.

Wayne Richard Embry is a retired American basketball player & basketball executive. Embry’s 11-year playing career as a centre/forward spanned from 1958 to 1969 playing for the Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, all of the NBA.

Terri and Wayne Embry have been together for 62 years – SIXTY-TWO YEARS!.

Doug Smith of Raptors confirmed the news that Terri Wayne has passed on in a series of tweets.

Read the tweets below:-

Such sad news

Terri Embry, the wife of the iconic Wayne Embry, has passed away. A dedicated civil rights activist, Terri marched on Selma with Dr King in 1965 and we know today how important those civil rights fights remain. Deepest condolences to Wayne and the Embry family.

The Black Coaches United has also reacted to the death of Terri Embry, in a series of tweets they wrote “The Black Coaches United would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Mr Wayne Embry, a great role model and pioneer, on the passing of his wife Mrs Terri Embry. We send our prayers to Mr Embry and his family at this time of their loss.”


Lori Ewing wrote “Sad to hear of the death of Wayne Embry’s wife Terri. Wayne told me just a few weeks ago about Terri marching from Selma to Montgomery with Dr King on Bloody Sunday. He talked about the sadness and anger they felt over what’s happening now. Condolences to the Embry family.”

Kyle O’Connor wrote “I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to Wayne Embry, on the passing of his wonderful wife, Terri. Mr Embry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending positivity your way.”

Steve Simons wrote “Condolences to the NBA and Raptors legend Wayne Embry on the passing of his wife, Terri. The two were married for 62 years. Terri marched to Selma with the wife of Oscar Robertson, against their husband’s wishes.”

Pro Hoops wrote “Wayne talks about this in his great autobiography, “The Inside Game.”

Terri and Yvonne Robertson (Oscar’s wife) didn’t ask permission. Called and told their husbands, who were on the road, what they were going to do, went out and did it.”

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