The father of Celtics second-round draft pick Tremont Waters was found dead Thursday in a Connecticut hotel room.
Ed Waters was found unresponsive at the Super 8 Hotel in West Haven and was pronounced dead.
The Connecticut Post reported that officers responded to a report of an injured or sick person around noon at the hotel. The New Haven Register reported that the Connecticut medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide.
Tremont Waters, who grew up in New Haven and was the 51st overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, signed a contract with the Celtics earlier this week.
A spokesperson for the Celtics did not immediately return a request for comment.