Former pro athlete dies at 62
Virginia Beach, Va.
— A retired pro basketball player who was known for his trademark black T-shirt and a signature grin died Monday, authorities said.
Richard “Bud” Burks, 63, of Fairfax, Va., was found dead at his home in the Virginia Beach section of the city, police said.
Authorities said Burks was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head.
A handgun was found nearby, police Sgt. Jeff Smith said.
Burks’ wife, JoAnn, was at home with him at the time of his death, Smith said in a news release.
Virginia Beach Police Chief David Wojcik said the incident was under investigation and the case is being reviewed by the city attorney’s office.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.