Former WNBA player Margo Dydek died today, a week after suffering a heart attack. She was 37. The pregnant WNBA player had suffered the heart attack last week and was placed in a medically induced coma.
Dydek was pregnant with her third child. Cathy Roberts, operations manager for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League, said she was in the early stages of pregnancy and her unborn child also passed away.
The 7 foot 2 Dydek was known as the tallest active professional female basketball player in the world. She was born in Warsaw, Poland to a 6 foot 7 father and 6’3 mother.
Dydek was the number 1 pick in the 1998 WNBA draft by the Utah Starzz. She’s played for San Antonio, Connecticut, and Los Angeles. She holds the record for most blocks in a career with 877 in 323 games.
Tina Thompson, a former teammate of Dydek’s on the Sparks, Tweets: