11-Time NBA Champion Bill Russel Passes Away at 88, Making the Netflix Documentary All the More Overwhelming

Published 07/31/2022, 2:40 PM EDT

There have been few individuals on earth that have truly left their mark on humankind. Some did their bit for society through philanthropy, while others donated huge amounts to charity. But what differentiated Bill Russell from other great personalities was that he was a man of many talents. The NBA legend whose skills on the court were only surpassed by his benevolent and kind nature off the court.

Bill was an active Civil Rights activist who fought for society’s betterment till his last breath. And now that the incredible soul is no more with us, the Netflix documentary about him will allow us to relive all his great accomplishments.

Netflix Bill Russell documentary to release posthumously

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Earlier this year, it was announced that streaming giant Netflix was going to make a documentary based on the life and achievements of William Felton Russell. Bill, who earned immense fame while playing for Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969, passed away today. In a statement released by his family today, it was announced that the 11-time NBA champion passed away “peacefully” with his family beside him.

The fans are deeply saddened by the passing of the Hall of Famer. But the Netflix documentary shall give us one final glimpse into the extraordinary life of the star. Since the documentary is still in development, it will be released posthumously. However, a release date is yet to be revealed by Netflix.

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The documentary might pay a special homage to Bill

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As the documentary is unfinished, we can expect it to have a special message for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award recipient. It can even feature a special roundtable discussion like Netflix did in Nothing Special for the late Norm Macdonald. The news of the passing has certainly left his fans in a state of sadness. And his fans are more eager than ever to watch the documentary to celebrate the life of Bill Russel?

Were you guys a fan of Bill Russell while growing up? Share your thoughts about the great athlete with us in the comments.

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Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.

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