Ron Brown a local basketball icon is dead at the age of 58. Brown is survived by his wife and three children. He was active in local basketball and coached 30 years at all levels. He even coached the Maine Lumberjacks of the CBA. He passed away from complications from kidney failure.Not only a coach but an author as well. He penned a couple books including a biography on the life of Cindy Blodgett, Simply the Best: The Cindy Blodgett Story. He also wrote a column in the Bangor Daily.