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Josh Maravich Dies at 42; Son of CBB, NBA Legend Pete Played at LSU from 2001-05 | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

CHARLESTON, SC - NOVEMBER 16:  The LSU Tigers logo on a pair of shorts during day one of the Shriners Children's Charleston Classic college basketball game against the Dayton Flyers at the TD Arena on November 16, 2023 in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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Josh Maravich, the son of LSU legend Pistol Pete Maravich, died Friday.

LSU noted Maravich died in his family home in Covington but did not announce his cause of death. Maravich followed in his father’s footsteps at LSU, playing for the Tigers from 2001 to 2005.

“I wanted to come here for my dad to make him proud,” Josh told The Daily Reveille in 2005. “I knew I wasn’t going to be a star player, but for me being a walk-on was what I always wanted to do.”

Pete Maravich died of a congenital heart defect in 1988. He was just 40 years old. A legend at LSU and one of the most innovative offensive players in NBA history before injuries cut his career short, Pete Marvich was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.

Josh was just five years old at the time of his father’s death. Josh Maravich is survived by is mother, Jackie Maravich McLachlan, and her husband James and his brother Jaeson.