TORONTO — Canadian Olympic basketball star Eli Pasquale has died at 59. Canada Basketball said in a statement he died Monday of cancer.

Pasquale led Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and sixth place at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He played in four world championships and two Pan American Games. He was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

He played professionally in Argentina, West Germany and Switzerland.

The Associated Press

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