Michael Ojo: Former Florida State Center Passes Away At 27 After Collapsing During Training In Serbia

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Michael Ojo, the former Florida State Seminoles center, died on Friday after he collapsed during training in Serbia.

The Nigerian-born basketball player was rushed to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors were unable to save him.

Local reports state Michael suffered a heart attack. 

Michael reportedly suffered from coronavirus and recovered. It’s unclear if it had an impact on his heart.

He was 27. 

Via CBS News:

After going undrafted in 2017, Ojo moved to Europe where he started his professional basketball career with FMP Belgrade. In 2018, he signed with the regional Adriatic League champions, Red Star Belgrade, where he was hugely popular among the club’s fans.

Michael Ojo’s former team, Red Star Belgrade, shared this tribute video in his honor via YouTube.

To say Michael was loved by many is a huge understatement.

My sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved Michael Ojo. 

Rest in peace. 


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