Demetreus Gore, the 'spark plug' for Pitt basketball in the 1980s, dies at 54

A key figure in Pitt’s rise to national prominence in the late 1980s, Gore died on Aug. 30, 2020, after suffering a heart attack while working out at a gym in the New York area. Current Pitt Men's Basketball Head Coach Jeff Capel tweeted in tribute to Gore, “RIP to a Panther great. Another brother gone too soon!”

Read a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obituary