Moni Fanan, the former chairman of the board for the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club, was found dead in his home on Monday after he committed suicide.
After several failed resuscitation attempts the rescue services at the scene pronounced him dead.
Fanan became a team symbol and was known as one of the groups' most fervent fans.
He acted as chairman of the board from 1992 until his resignation in 2008.
Fanan initially resigned in 2006 but retracted his statement shortly after and returned to head the basketball group for another 2 years.
He gained recognition due to his attentive attitude towards team players, especially the foreign members, which often exceeded the athletic expectations of his job.
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