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Former Bulls Star Norm Van Lier Dies

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Former Bulls Star Norm Van Lier Dies

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Chiicago Bulls guard Norm Van Lier fires up a jumper during Game 1 of the 1972 NBA Western Conference Semifinal Playoffs against the Lakers on March 28, 1972.

The Tribune is reporting that former Bulls star Norm Van Lier has died at age 61.

"Stormin' Norman" appeared in three All-Star games during his career with the Bulls in the 1970s.   He stayed close to the team after his retirement, and was a popular sports broadcaster as well.

You can read about Van Lier's "most memoraBull" game on the Bulls' Web site.

Firefighters responding to a request for a well-being check found Van Lier unresponsive shortly before 1 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Van Lier began his NBA career with Cincinnati in 1969. He later spent more than six seasons with the Chicago Bulls before finishing his career with Milwaukee in 1979.

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