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Father of Celtics draft pick Tremont Waters found dead

Tremont Waters (center) was joined by his parents, Vanessa and Ed Waters, when he revealed his college choice in 2016.
Tremont Waters (center) was joined by his parents, Vanessa and Ed Waters, when he revealed his college choice in 2016.(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

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.

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Tremont Waters (center) was joined by his parents, Vanessa and Ed Waters, at the NBA Draft in New York
Tremont Waters (center) was joined by his parents, Vanessa and Ed Waters, at the NBA Draft in New York(Adam Himmelsbach/Globe Staff)

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