Former Lady Vol Daedra Charles dies at 49

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(WVLT) -- Daedra Charles-Furlow passed away over the weekend at the age of 49.

She played three seasons under Hall of Fame head coach Pat Summitt. The two won two national championships together. Her nickname was "Night Train" because of her size and quickness.

Charles-Furlow was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. She was the first player from the SEC to win the Wade Trophy in 1991.

She is one of six Lady Vols to have their number retired (32).

Lady Vols head coach Holly Warlick released this statement on Sunday afternoon:

"My heart is broken from the loss of one of the greatest players to play at Tennessee, Daedra "Night Train" Charles (Furlow). An Olympian, a pro players, an ambassador for the Lady Vols, and more importantly a wonderful person/mother. Dae had a spirit that was so uplifting, and you never thought she had a bad day. Our memories of Daedra will bring us comfort and smiles. But it will also bring me tears because she is suddenly gone. Lord wrap your arms around her.. I know she had found her peace."

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Furlow, and her son, Anthonee.