Lewis Lloyd

Lewis Lloyd

The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of former Overbrook High School, Drake University and NBA standout Lewis "Black Magic" Lloyd was drug related.

James Garrow, spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, confirmed Tuesday that the MEO ruled that Lloyd’s death at the age of 60 last Friday "was accidental and was caused by drug intoxication."

Funeral details for Lloyd, one of the city's most celebrated basketball players, have been released.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vine Memorial Baptist Church, 5600 W. Girard Ave. Viewing is from 9 to 11 a.m.

Lloyd, who starred at Overbrook and later at Drake University and in the NBA, was known for his sleight of hands trickery on the basketball court.

Many have lauded him as one of the greatest playground players of all time in Philadelphia, and his name is mentioned in several books on basketball.

Since retiring, Lloyd had been a fixture at basketball clinics across the country. He became a licensed vendor, operating a vibrant goods stand on 52nd Street near Lancaster Avenue.

Family and friends are raising funds for Lloyd's funeral. All donations can be made to the Wood Funeral Home, 5537 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

Wood Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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