Assane Drame’s Accident Led him to Death at Young Age of 26 — US day News

3 min readSep 30, 2021


Sad to announce that a digital video intern for the Clippers passed away. The video assistant Assane Drame’s accident driving at night after working media day led him to death at the young age of 26.

The Clippers announced his death news on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. In their statement, the Los Angeles Clippers praised Drame’s work ethic and character and added that he was respected by several parts of the organization after he started working as a video intern in 2019. They called video assistant Assane Drame “kind to his colleagues, earning the respect and admiration of players, coaches, and staff.”

Assane’s sister released that her brother had died in a car accident after she had tweeted a request for help in finding her brother after his family reported him missing. He was living in Philadelphia, the Mar Vista area, and his roommate made her efforts to find him.

His family had become concerned after they received a call from the Clippers’ human resources department that he was not available for work.

This fatal car accident happened while Drame was driving home from the Clippers’ media day on Monday, September 27, per 1090 AM’s Arash Markazi. He had also been present at the groundbreaking of the Clippers’ planned Intuit Dome.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he was graduated from New Jersey’s Rowan University with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film. He was a graduate of Lindenwold High School in Lindenwold, New Jersey.

In addition to working for the Clippers, he had worked as an intern or contributor at Philadelphia radio station WHYY, NBC Sports Philadelphia, and the FanSided blog for the Phoenix Suns.

The Clippers are reportedly in training camp at San Diego State University before NBA preseason games begin the following week.

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Reactions to Assane Drame’s Death

After video assistant Assane Drame’s accident led him to death, several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.

His sister tweeted: “I wanted to personally thank everyone that helped to find information on the whereabouts of my brother, Assane Drame. I tried to reach out to as many people as I could personally. I’m sorry if this is how you find out, but unfortunately, Assane passed away from car accident.”

One of his friends wrote: “Lost a good friend today who worked for the Los Angeles Clippers! Assane Dramè used to act on the same Stage as me in High School, and we somehow ended up in the same major! R.I.P. @LAClippers lost a real one today.”

An online user wrote on Twitter: “Sad update to my @RowanUJourn grad, Assane Drame, who was killed in California. His sister says he died in a car accident and was unidentified until this afternoon. I am so sad he is gone but relieved his family knows what happened.”

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We are eagerly waiting to get your words if you have more information. More information will be updated as we receive it. You can read about other celebrities’ life and career till death in the celebrity death section.

Originally published at on September 30, 2021.




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