According to TNT and Yahoo Sports insider Chris Haynes, NBA referee Tony Brown passed away this afternoon. He worked 20 seasons in the league. Since 2021, he has been battling pancreatic cancer. Brown was 55.
Born in Marianna, Florida, he graduated in Finance, and one of his hobbies was scuba diving, which he practiced in his home state. His whistle colleagues participated in many actions supporting Brown, such as selling a T-shirt with his NBA number (6), whose income was reverted to a support institution for pancreatic cancer patients.