Reggie Warford made history at Kentucky back in the 1970s. He was the second Black player to suit up for the Wildcats’ men’s basketball team.

But, perhaps more importantly, he was the first Black men’s hoops player to stay with the Wildcats for all 4 seasons and graduate from the university. He was also a part of the 1976 NIT championship-winning squad.

Sadly, on Thursday, Kentucky announced that Warford had passed away at the age of 67:

Coach John Calipari issued a statement in Kentucky’s press release:

“Reggie Warford passed away this morning at home surrounded by his loving family,” Calipari said. “I know how much Reggie meant to Kentucky and how he inspired others, including Jack Givens and James Lee. Reggie and I worked together at Pitt in the 80s and have remained friends. I’m going to miss my brother, may God bless you, Reggie.”

Warford played in 50 games during his Kentucky career, scoring 206 total points.

RIP, Reggie.