Eric Montross cause of death: Age, net worth, wife, children, parents and siblings revealed

Eric Montross

Eric Montross was an American professional basketball player who died on December 17, 2023

He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for eight seasons with the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, and Toronto Raptors.

Born Eric Scott Montross in Indianapolis, he played for Lawrence North High School before enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to play for the Tar Heels.

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Eric Montross cause of death

Eric Montross passed away on Sunday, December 17th, after battling cancer for nearly a year.

The school released the family’s announcement Monday morning, saying Montross died Sunday surrounded by loved ones at his Chapel Hill home. He had been diagnosed with cancer in March, leading to him stepping away from his duties as a radio analyst for UNC game broadcasts.

“To know Eric was to be his friend, and the family knows that the ripples from the generous, thoughtful way that he lived his life will continue in the lives of the many people he touched with his deep and sincere kindness,” the announcement said.

Eric Montross age

Montross was 52 years old when he passed away on December 17, 2023. He was born on September 23, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Eric Montross Net Worth

Eric Montross’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2023.

Eric Montross wife

Eric Montross was married to Laura Leonard, a project manager and stylist at The Curated Table. They met at the University of North Carolina, where they both graduated and played basketball.

Montross married wife Laura in an intimate ceremony on 27th August 1994 in Boston. Laura is a proud native of Southern heritage with a charming Southern accent.

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Eric Montross children

Eric shares two kids named Andrew Montross and Sarah Montross with Laura. Andrew Montross, was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 25, 1998.

He is a Client Success Specialist at Summit Group, LLC, and has a background in Communication and Media Studies, as well as an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sarah Montross is 21 years old and works as a part-time respite caregiver at Medicaid in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Sarah is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Management with a minor in Medical Anthropology and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sarah is also involved in various social clubs and sports activities.

Eric Montross Parents

His parents are Janice Montross and Scott Montross. Eric Montross’ father Scott played college basketball for the University of Michigan in the 1960s and was a teammate of Cazzie Russell.

The Montross family has a strong basketball background, with both Eric’s father, Scott, and maternal grandfather, John Townsend, having played for the University of Michigan. John was an All-American in the 1930.

Eric Montross Siblings

Montross has a younger sister named Christine Montross. She is an associate professor of psychiatry and a practicing inpatient psychiatrist at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. Christine is also an award-winning poet and author


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