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Private Memorial Service for Jerry Buss Announced

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Dr. Jerry Buss in 2004 (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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A private memorial for Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been announced for Thursday, February 21 at 3 p.m. at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. The service is specifically for invited guests only, and will not be made open to the public.

Buss died Monday morning following a lengthy and private bout with cancer; the official cause of death has been attributed to kidney failure.

The well-liked longtime Lakers owner had been in declining health in recent years, and had been hospitalized for several days prior to his passing. During that time, many current and former Lakers players paid Buss a final visit.

Under Buss' stewardship of the Lakers from 1979, the Lakers won 10 NBA championships.

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“We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community,” said Buss' family via a statement issued Monday by the Lakers.