Harlem Globetrotters’ Chris “Flash” Richardson dies on tour

Chris “Flash” Richardson, a member of the famous Harlem Globetrotters has died in his sleep while on tour in Japan.

The cause of death was not yet confirmed, although a Harlem Globetrotters spokesman said he likely died of natural causes, which is interesting given he was 28 at the time of his death.

The Harlem Globetrotters were at a U.S. military base in Sasebo, Japan, as part of an annual tour.

Chris “Flash” Richardson previously played for University of Nevada Las Vegas and joined the Globetrotters shortly after his college career ended. He was best known for his dunking skills.

Details for a memorial and funeral are yet to be confirmed. It’s also not known if the tour will continue.