Parks, who was inducted to the PBA Hall of Fame in 2009, succumbed to the deadly disease at the San Juan de Dios Hospital.
Other news providers reported that he died after a long battle with lung cancer, which developed from his previously untreated laryngeal cancer.
|Bobby Parks (Photo credit: Asean Basketball League)|
In response to twitter clamor, My text to Com Salud: 'Maybe d PBA can name d Best Import Award as d "Bobby Parks Trophy".— Chot Reyes (@coachot) March 30, 2013
My deepest condolence to @ray15parks & his family for the loss of the greatest PBA import, Bobby Parks Sr. My prayers are with you.— allie (@theyeaaah) March 30, 2013
RIP to one of the greatest imports who ever played in the PBA, Mr. Bobby Parks Sr. Condolence to the Parks Family.. :(— NLEX Road Warriors (@NLEX_World) March 30, 2013
tribute to Bobby Parks for being a Fantastic Import in the PBA. Maraming SalamatRest in Peace...— jetpistol/ollie (@ollie_rollie) March 30, 2013
R.I.P. Bobby Parks Sr. - one of the best PBA imports of his time, and absolutely one of the greatest that Pinoy hoop fans have ever seen.— Tintin (@kj_mag) March 30, 2013
RIP to the PBA's only 7-time Best Import Awardee Bobby Parks Sr. Sir, you are truly a LEGEND! #RIPBobbyParks— Bossing (@DELLiriousFan) March 30, 2013
Parks was a seven-time Best Import in the Philippine Basketball Association while playing for San Miguel and Formula Shell, the ABS-CBN report said.
He made his PBA debut with San Miguel in 1987 then played for Formula Shell up to 1998. He led his team to five championships.
In addition to basketball, Parks also appeared in several Filipino movies.