Nigerian-American basketball player, Michael Ojo, 27 has died after suffering a heart attack during training in Belgrade, Serbia.
Michael Ojo was reportedly having an individual practice at Partizan’s stadium when he collapsed on Friday, August 7.
The former Red Star Belgrade player was reportedly rushed to the hospital from Partizan’s stadium but showed no signs of life and was confirmed dead.
“We are deeply saddened by the news”, Red Star’s spokesperson Igor Vujicin told AFP.
Ojo had been without a club since June 30 but was training with Red Star.
Red Star Belgrade released a statement mourning the shocking loss of their former star.
“The sudden and shocking death of Michael Ojo has deeply affected everyone — players, coaches and the management of a club that accepted him from the first day, and that he considered his own,” Red Star said.