PHOENIX -- Kwamie Lassiter, the former Arizona safety who had four interceptions in the Cardinals' season-ending victory that clinched a playoff berth in 1998, died Sunday. He was 49.
The Cardinals announced Lassiter's death without providing details. Arizona Sports, the website of the team's flagship radio station, said Lassiter had a heart attack while working out.
"We were all devastated to learn of Kwamie's passing today and our hearts go out to all of his family and friends," Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement. "Kwamie came to the Cardinals, as an undrafted rookie free agent. He not only became a key contributor to our team for eight seasons but continued to make an impact on this community after his playing days ended. He will be missed greatly."
Lassister starred at Menchville High School in Newport News, Virginia, and played two years at Butler County Community College in Kansas before transferring to Kansas, where he played from 1992 to 1994.
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