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Martin dead at 69 after pulmonary embolism

Updated: February 15, 2003, 10:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Ed Martin, the key figure in the scandal that rocked the University of Michigan basketball program, has died at a Detroit hospital. He was 69.

Henry Ford hospital confirmed that the former booster died on Friday night from a pulmonary embolism after being admitted earlier in the day.

Martin's death will have very little impact on the NCAA investigation of the Michigan program, but could have a huge bearing on federal indictments against Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber and two of ...

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