The Dominican Republic’s Consulate General in New York said that it decided, Tuesday, to cover the funeral expenses of basketball player Hugo Cabrera, the immortal Dominican sport, who died at the age of 67, at dawn Tuesday at his residence in the capital. Manhattan County is in this city where he lived with his partner Marta Acta.
Consul Eligio Yáquez said that after singing notes of the Dominican Republic’s national anthem at the consular headquarters, he asked the foundation’s staff and the audience to stand for a minute of silence in memory of the great athlete he had raised. The name of the state in Santo Domingo and several states.
The death of Dominican Basketball Glory came after losing the battle against pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed on January 10, 2020 in Miami, when he received two chemotherapy operations.
Cabrera was born on October 23, 1953 in Santo Domingo and was honored as a member of the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame in a 1998 ceremony as well as at East Texas State University in the United States.
At one point he was considered the best Latin basketball player, and after his college career he was picked in the NBA lottery by the New York Knicks, which was his favorite as well as the New York Yankees.
Cabrera distinguished himself by playing for the clubs of San Lazaro, Nako and Los Mina. His greatest achievements with the national team occurred at Centrobásquet between 1975 and 1977.
During his detention, the Dominican diplomatic representative said he was awaiting convalescence and offering all cooperation through Manolo Prince, the sporting director of this consular headquarters and who was his playmate for several years.
Cabrera served as administrative dean of a high school in Miami, Florida.
Yakeez mourned the death of Cabrera and offered his condolences to family, friends and the entire sport category in the country.