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Section: General News - A funeral was held on Tuesday for former National Basketball Association star Manute Bol at Washington's National Cathedral. The towering shot blocker from southern Sudan was remembered more for his off-the-court humanitarianism than for his on-the court play.
In death as in life, Manute Bol towered above others. His specially made 2.44 meter long casket was covered in a white pall emblazoned with red crosses as it was wheeled into the massive gothic cathedral.
Bol died on June 19 at age 47 from kidney failure brought on by a skin condition attributed to medical care he received while traveling in his native Sudan.
Bol joined the Washington Bullets, now called …