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Jerry Buss dies: Pau Gasol, Dennis Rodman, musician Flea react

February 18, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Flea performs onstage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Flea performs onstage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Marilia Ogayar / Associated…)

Tweets of admiration continue to roll in for Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who died Monday at the age of 80. A sampling:

Lakers forward Pau Gasol: "Today is a very sad day for all the Lakers and basketball. All my support and condolences to the Buss family. Rest in peace Dr. Buss."

Former Laker Dennis Rodman: "My thoughts and prayers are with the Buss family. Dr. Jerry Buss was like a Dad to me and is a tremendous loss to Lakers fam."

Former Lakers announcer Spero Dedes: "Rest in peace, Dr. Buss. I will forever cherish the brief visits and your words of encouragement."

Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Flea: "wow. thank you dr. jerry buss for all you have done to uplift los angeles, and give me untold joy. rest in peace."


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