NBA legend Bill Russell has passed away.

One of the best NBA players in history, Bill Russell, has passed away.

The iconic big man for the Boston Celtics, who was 88 years old and earned five league MVP honours in addition to 11 titles, has passed away.

The sad news was shared online on Sunday by Russell's official Twitter account.

According to the social media post, the venerable NBA big man died away peacefully with his wife by his side.

One of the most significant individuals in the history of the game is Russell, one of the top five to ten players ever.

In this trying time, our thoughts are with his friends and family.Peace be upon him.

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