Tuesday , Aug , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kevin Duckworth Dies at 44

Former Portland Trail Blazer Kevin Duckworth died Monday.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Duckworth, 44, died late Monday night at the Salishan Resort.

Sheriff’s deputies said they received a report of a person not breathing in one of the rooms at about 10 p.m. Medics tried to revive Duckworth, but CPR efforts were unsuccessful.

Duckworth, who lived in Tigard, was on the coast as part of a Trail Blazers group hosting a free kids basketball clinic and visiting with fans. He was scheduled to take part in the clinic Tuesday in Lincoln City and in Newport.