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Basketball Analyst Mike Pratt Dies at 73; Cause of Death Explored

We’ve come across multiple losses of legends this year and another one passed away.

You will be shocked to know that everyone’s beloved Mike Pratt left the world too soon. Yes, it’s the same basketball analyst who helped lead the Wildcats to three SEC championships and two Elite Eight appearances.

The legend was just 73 years old. Mike’s friends and supporters are clearly shocked and have said a lot about his passing. And that the guy will forever be missed. Pratt conducted a radio analysis of University of Kentucky basketball games.

Mike was also inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Mike had quite a career.

How Did Mike Pratt Die? Here’s What We Know About The Cause Of Death

It’s a huge loss for everyone. However, followers are concerned about the official cause of death. According to reports, Mike died as a result of cancer complications. For a long time, the legend has been battling colon cancer.

In 2019, he had a tumor removed from his colon and another removed from his liver, as well as radiation treatments on his jaw and back, but cancer came back.

He was diagnosed with it again earlier this year. Mike Pratt died on Thursday night. He played for the University of Kentucky from 1967-68 to 1969-70. He had been the color commentator on UK radio broadcasts for the previous 21 seasons.

Mike Pratt’s Death Is A Shock For Everyone

We can’t imagine what Mike’s family is going through. They didn’t make any statement that is completely understandable. But friends of Mike were devastated by the news.

Head Coach John Calipari said something about the passing of Mike. And remarked that Mike was a special person.

“We lost a family member, a part of the Kentucky family, and a friend. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Mike Pratt, you knew what a special person he was. Mike was a dear friend to me and was an integral part of helping me become head coach here.

Ellen and I will forever be grateful to him for his support and kindness. We should all be thankful that he was in our lives. Mike knew that the University and the Big Blue Nation loved him, and they never forgot what he did as a player and then later as a connection for the program. I’m going to miss him.”

Leach stated in a press release, “My heart is broken. He was more brother than broadcaster partner to me and producer Jim Barnhart through so many good times. We loved him just like the Big Blue Nation did. He was an outstanding basketball analyst, but an even better husband, father, grandfather, and friend.”

Barnhart also stated, “Mike Pratt has been part of the fabric of UK Athletics for more than a half-century. As an All-America and All-SEC player, Mike played a significant role in our basketball history.

For the last two decades, he brought our games to life with his insightful commentary on our radio broadcasts.”

Supporters Of Mike Pratt Paid Tribute On Social Media

On social media, everyone paid tribute to the legend and praised him for his kindness and career.

The friendly personality never left anyone behind.

Everyone’s honorable to be a friend of Mike.

Mike made everyone feel like a friend.

A great ambassador.

A hard day.

We understand your grief if you loved Mike. You are welcome to share a memorable Mike career moment in the comments section below. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Ayman Bhorania
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