Mel Turpin Dies: Former Kentucky and NBA Player Commits Suicide

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Mel Turpin Dies: Former Kentucky and NBA Player Commits Suicide

News broke over night that former University of Kentucky basketball star Mel Turpin committed suicide in his Lexington home. The former UK player was 49 years old at the time. Details are still unknown regarding the scenario around Turpin's untimely death, but his loss is a blow to the Kentucky community.

Turpin's death is putting his name in the headlines for an unfortunate reason following his career in Kentucky blue and a short-lived career in the NBA.

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