When I heard, I didn’t believe but looking at this site I have no choice but to. } I told Yinka that he was doing great; that with a few more hours and a burst of adrenaline he could make it to his destination. Peace! May your soul rest in peace. Michael, Yinka lives……in our mind. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear this great loss. In F.G.C. Biography of Yinka Dare (excerpt) Yinka Dare (born October 10, 1972 in Kano, Nigeria – January 9, 2004 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.) was a Nigerian professional basketball player; a 7-foot-1, 270 pound (122 kg) center. Peace! aah i heard about u ur succcess never knew the next time i will hear again is that u are dead. Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. I visited your home at Bumpai Kano to get information about contact but was never lucky to find anyone.I’ll like to hear from Michael if possible.May God give you all the power to bare the loss.We will and are surely missing you.Rest in perfect peace my friend. He died suddenly of a heart attack at age 31 in Englewood, New Jersey. I pray the good lord gives your family the strength and fortitude to bear this loss.Speaking as some one who knew you ,I followed your phenomenal rise with both suprise and delight cause back home in kano, we all did’nt know you had all this in you.I had hoped to continue to follow your success. Colonials Mourn Loss of Yinka Dare, 31 - George Washington University Athletics. Chucks H.Ekwensi, Hi Yinka, -Shalin, It really saddens my heart to hear of Yinka Dares death after so many years of is death. Yinka Dare was 14th player picked in the 1994 NBA draft. Anietie John James (Class of ’88), Hi Réposée vous Bien avec Le Bon Dieu Its FAFO. May his soul rest in peace. He was 32. This is a great loss and I pray the almighty Lord grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss of great son and brother. Yinka Dare, the New Jersey Nets' first-round draft pick in 1994, has died after collapsing at his home in Englewood, N.J. May your gentle soul rest n perfect peace. I hope someone in your family still reads these. links: '#ffffff' Professional Basketball Player. During his four seasons with the Nets, Dare played 110 games, and averaged only 2.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Yinka, may your humble soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Peace. Rest in Peace, R.I.P. Dear Yinka, theme: { A 7'1 1/2" (217 cm), 265 pound (120.2 kg) center, he played four seasons in the National Basketball Association. may your gentle soul rest in peace.may GOD give your parents the fortitude to bear this loss May your soul rest in peace.. Frank A. Urefe. I will never forget you my fellow Nigerian. It really come as a shock to me on hearing this.Yinka was two years my senior in Federal Government College,Kano.And we were in the same boarding house (Watari House).Yinka you will surely be missed.May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Adieu brother. Yinka Dare (October 10, 1972 – January 9, 2004) was a Nigerian professional basketball player. Yinka made us hold our heads up high when we heard he went to the states and started playing for the nets,but in death you have made us even prouder, but I pray the good Lord gives your family the gratitude to bare this loss. I dream of some day becoming a famous basketball player. background: '#333333', scrollbar: true, High School: Milford Academy in Milford, Connecticut At least 106 people shot, 14 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence, Watch live: Gov. So sorry you have passed on. The 32-year-old athlete was preparing breakfast after his morning workout when he collapsed. I do not even know what to say but i pray that the family will have the heart to bear this great loss. too much from people always supportive and loving. I told Yinka that he was doing great; that with a few more hours and a burst of adrenaline he could make it … Michael back then was so fond of you, talks about you whenever he has the chance to updating us about your great works and situation back then 94 – 97. Rest in peace my friend!!! We all miss him and also Alamin Yusufari in the college basketball team. we longed to see you while we were in school after we heared on an assembly of you been the one of the greatest STUDENT that have ever studied at FGCK.We all waited that one day ,we all would get to see the NBA superstar to encourage us.In 1994 during and assembly we got the said news of your death.with the memories of your NBA times ,we lived like champions like you where in the NBA.thanks Uncle for the glory brought on the us all and the school.CLASS OF 96. sad, i knew u as a very tall junior in secondary school in federal government college kano. LATE YINKA DARE WAS IN OUR HOSTEL,WATERI HOUSE,FEDERAL GOVT.COLLEGE KANO,IN 1989.OUR PRINCIPAL THEN WAS DR.ABDULKADIR TURA.I ALSO NEW HIS BROTHER,MICHEAL DARE.YINKA WAS TO TALL THAT THE DOUBLE BUNK WAS TOO SMALL FOR HIM.I NEVER NEW ABOUT HIS DEATH.I JUST OPENED THIS PAGE BY MISTAKE.I CONDOLE WITH THE FAMILY OVER HIS DEATH.WE LIKED HIM SO MUCH BECAUSE HE WAS NICE TO US. You were such a joy to be around never expecting adieu. }, We will all surely miss you. what a life. I find it difficult to believe that the FGC Kano that I know today (that doesn’t presently have a basketball team) actually produced an NBA star… Ha! Currently, a student at GW… I still remember you. Oh GOD!!!! A medical examiner determined that Dare, pronounced dead Friday at Englewood Hospital after being rushed to the emergency room, had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington. He was 32. i cant believe you are gone. We miss u Yinka. Love Go through your grieving process, if that it still the case, and if you still cry…..By all means…..Do what you have to….All the while calling on the Father….. Uncle Yinka, A 7'1½' (217 cm), 265-pound (120 kg) center, he played four seasons in … I will never stop talking about you! so sad to learn about such at this time but all the same my heartfelt greetings to all the members of dares family. Well, i wish long life and prosperity for your family. He was 32. On behalf of the class of 86\92 we bid you a hero’s farewell. I also remember that Mike was so protective of his younger brother Yinka. O di arinako. may the lord grant youn eternal rest and comfort your family as well. Rest in peace. I am lucky to have known u as a friend and room mate in school. What a family of a genetic tallness , such is life. 11:19 AM-----Dame was with Rachel first, dumped her for Aaliyah {Not really. A 7'1 1/2" (217 cm), 265 pound (120.2 kg) center, he played four seasons in the National Basketball Association.In 2004, Dare died at only 31 years of age after suffering a heart attack. Dare died in 2004, after collapsing in his home in Englewood, New Jersey. }).render().setUser('blogofdeath').start(); Post was not sent - check your email addresses! rpp: 5, This is just too sad but I am sure that you are in a better place right now. Kike Obatolu, Hoped we could have been closer in your days on earth and I’m just actually acknowledging you are gone. This was a great loss. Olumide Dare. A medical examiner determined that Dare, pronounced dead Friday, had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington. 1964) May God rest your soul and you are in my prayers tonight. how life could be so cruel, when you feel you have worked so hard and you want to just help and enjoy yourself and, suddenly there is a bang at the door telling you, its over and done with. You might not know me but i’m your cousin. i join my FGCKano class of ’96 bro ,iseoluwapo ademosu;to wish the entire family well. I was at the airport in Atlanta when I picked up a sports magazine and saw the picture of Yinka Dare. I have a question, if someone could answer me this, was Dame seeing Rachel while he was with Aaliyah (R.I.P) or did he date and marry Rachel immediately after Aaliyah's death? Honestly, I only remember watching a couple of games Yinka had at GWU, but I liked what I saw. A medical examiner determined that Dare… Dogo, Dear Dare family, Dear brother, may your soul rest in perfect peace and may your parents find peace in Christ as they pass through this trying time. Yinka Dare, who led the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament in 1993 and 1994 before playing in the NBA, reportedly suffered a heart attack at his New Jersey home. I wish i could’ve got to know you. Am indeed shocked to read of your departure so soon. Then in 1991, he left for the United States and I followed his games while he was at George Washington University. shell: { Thanks bro and have a sweet night rest .On behalf of ClASS OF 96 we say farewall our UNCLE. My thoughts go out to Yinka’s family and friends and especially his Brother Michael whom i got to know better through Emmanuel Uche Abbah. Michael Dare if you can, please get in touch. For now, here are some memory aids. height: 350, He was my basketball idol, i always talk about him to my friends. The 32-year-old athlete was preparing breakfast after his morning workout when he collapsed. rest in peace, I was very shocked to find out yesterday of Yinka death on ESPN May God bless your soul and be with your family in its time of grief. You were a delight. May your soul rest in perfect peace. It’s Kari, rememebr from Kano…. COVID-19: Yinka Akinbami Is Dead. You were playing for Kano Pillars then. I left Dabo in 1983.I have been speaking with a few old school mate/ classmates and some of the folks that played against Yinka in the basketball finals in Kano. farewell Yinka, God bless your soul. I was checking out another topic about Nigeria when I came across your name and I decided to check out how you’re doing. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. version: 2, Rest in peace, Uncle, Yinka I followed your collegiate career at GWU and what a career it was! thanks for making us proud all through ur life time. You were a great man. 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