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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wooden chairman Llewellyn dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, chairman and co-founder of the John R. Wooden Award that goes to college basketball's player of the year, died Friday. He was 93.

Llewellyn's longtime companion, Nancy Tew, said he died of congestive heart failure at Hollenbeck Palms, a retirement home in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles where he had been for the past week.

Working with Wooden, a friend for more than 60 years, Llewellyn founded the Wooden Award in 1976.

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