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Harold (Happy) Hairston

Age: 58

fierce rebounding forward, who played a key role on one of pro sports' greatest teams, the 1971 L.A. Lakers, a team that won 69 games, including a pro-sports record 33 straight; set NBA record for rebounds in a quarter (13) against the 76ers in 1974; established the Happy Hairston Youth Foundation in Century City, Calif. after he retired. He died from complications of inoperable prostate cancer.

Died: Los Angeles, May 1

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