Marc Marotta Dies at 52

Here is the release from Marquette regarding Marc Marotta's death today from a heart attack.

Marquette’s only three-time Academic All-America selection
  • Four-year letterwinner from 1981-84 under Hank Raymonds and Rick Majerus
  • NBA Draft selection in 1984 by New York
  • 21st all-time in Marquette history in rebounding
  • Led MU in rebounding final two seasons

Statement from Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell on the death of Marc Marotta

The Marquette community is incredibly saddened to hear the news of Marc Marotta’s death today. Beyond the thousands of people Marc touched on our Marquette campus, he was devoted to his family and we send our deepest condolences to them. Marc has left us far too soon, and he has left an enduring legacy both on our Marquette campus as well as across our community.

As a 1984 graduate of Marquette University, Marc was a member of our basketball team but was always most proud that he was a three-time academic All-American. He embodied the definition of a true student-athlete. Marc’s leadership stretched far beyond the court as he had a profound sense of civic responsibility on the region’s most important issues. While best known for his role as the chair of the board of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Marc was always willing to quietly lend a hand to causes close to his heart. Marc will be dearly missed and we ask that the community keep his family and friends in their prayers.

Marquette Athletics statements on the death of former Marquette University men’s basketball player Marc Marotta

We are obviously saddened by the loss of Marc and are thinking of his family during this difficult time. Marc is one of our program’s all-time best and a pillar of not only the Marquette family, but also the greater Milwaukee community. I have enjoyed getting to know him over the course of the past year and he has been a great supporter of our program.

Steve Wojciechowski

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Marquette University

Marc’s passing is a tremendous loss to the community, not only on Marquette’s campus, but in the greater Milwaukee area as well. He has been extremely supportive during my family’s transition to Marquette and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Bill Scholl

Vice President & Director of Athletics

Marquette University


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