Former Wildcat Bret Bearup Passed Away at the Age of 56
Former Kentucky basketball player Bret Bearup passed away at the age of 56.
Bearup played for the Wildcats from 1981-1985. For his career, he averaged 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds, but as a senior, he posted 6.3 points per game.
Family became concerned when Bearup failed to answer his phone for multiple days. When his brother Todd showed up to check on him, he discovered Bearup’s body.
Kentucky coach John Calipari commented on Bearups passing and so did ESPN analyst Dick Vitale.
“Sad to hear that Bret Bearup passed away suddenly,” said Calipari. “A former Kentucky player for Coach Hall, I’ve known Brett since my days at UMass. He was always a loyal and good-hearted person who loved the game of basketball. He’s going to be missed. Prayer for him and his family.”
Just learned of passing of Bret Bearup ex Kentucky cager / May he RIP https://t.co/KGhSzigrju
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 18, 2018