An autopsy found that Whitehead had died from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage related to chronic alcohol abuse, an investigator at the examiner’s office said.
Jerome Whitehead Rumors
Former Marquette player and Waukegan native Jerome Whitehead has died. He was 56. Whitehead, who also played 11 seasons in the NBA, was found dead by his sister in his home Dec. 20 near El Cajon, Calif., according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Whitehead had apparently been dead for some time, as there were “signs of decomposition,” an examiner’s office spokesman said.