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Dead & Company lights up Sphere in honor of ‘Deadhead’ Bill Walton — PHOTOS

Rockers Dead & Company took time from their show at the Sphere in Las Vegas on Thursday night to pay tribute to arguably the most famous “Deadhead” — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton.

Walton died Monday after a fight with cancer, the league announced on behalf of his family.

Thursday night’s tribute for the basketball star was among many the band has shared regarding Walton, as the group on Monday also shared messages about their famous fan.

Walton has long been a known “Deadhead,” even taking his Celtics teammates to see the iconic rockers perform in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1985 while the team had a night off, according to Boston.com.

Dead & Company — which is made up of Grateful Dead holdovers Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, guitar great John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and percussionist Jay Lane — showed their appreciation for their longtime friend by lighting up the inside of the world-famous Sphere with images of Walton and his jersey number 32.

The group earlier this week announced extending its “Dead Forever” residency at the Sphere with new dates set for Aug. 1, Aug. 2, Aug. 3, Aug. 8, Aug. 9 and Aug. 10.

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