Helen J. Weiss Bio, Wiki
Helen J. Weiss was best known for being the wife of Tom Heinsohn, an American professional basketball player. He was associated with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for six decades as a player, coach, and broadcaster. Heinsohn died on November 10, 2020, at the age of 86 12 years after his wife’s death.
Helen J. Weiss Background & Death
Helen J. Weiss was born in Monticello, N.Y. and lived in Newton before moving to Needham. Heinsohn attended virtually every home Boston Celtics game with her husband, an NBA title-winning Celtics player, and coach. Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the team of her death after practice.
Helen died in November 2008. “She was a true player on our basketball team in a lot of ways,” Rivers said. “When you think about what she did last year, having chemo and still making it to games … I mean, she was just a courageous lady and will be severely missed by me, especially, but by the whole team.”
Tom Heinsohn Death & Cause
Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn, who won 10 NBA titles over his 20 seasons as a player and coach for the Boston Celtics died on November 10th, 2020. He was 86. The team confirmed Heinsohn’s death on Tuesday.
“This is a devastating loss,” the team’s owners said in a statement. “Tommy was the ultimate Celtic. For the past 18 years, our ownership group has relied hugely on Tommy’s advice and insights and have reveled in his hundreds of stories about Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, and how the Celtics became a dynasty. He will be remembered forever.”
#TommyHeinsohn was all of us. Always and unapologeticly. 😢
— Luis Vasquez (@LV617_) November 10, 2020
Heinsohn is survived by his two sons, Paul of Norfolk and David Heinsohn-Roe of Clinton; and five grandchildren.