Harlem Globetrotter’s “Clown Prince” Dies at 83

Former Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon has died. He was 83.

A spokesman said Lemon’s wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

He did not know the cause of death.

Known as the “Clown Prince” of the barnstorming basketball team, Lemon used a blend of hook shots and humor to bring joy to millions of fans around the world.

The showman known as much for his confetti in the water bucket routine as his hook shot and no-look passes was inducted into both the basketball and clown halls of fame.