Michael Ojo, a 27-year-old Nigerian-American basketball player, has died after suffering a heart attack during a training session.
Ojo, who plays for Serbian team Crvena Zvezda, collapsed at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
His team tweeted: “With big sadness BC Crvena zvezda inform that our former player Michael Ojo passed away in Belgrade.
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He was 27 years old. Great member of our club, champion, great teammate, great man… Rest in peace, Michael.”
Ojo represented Florida State University as a college senior before heading to Serbia to pursue a professional career.
He was well known for his towering stature at 7ft 1in tall, and Nike reportedly invested spent thousands of dollars on a machine to create a shoe which fitted his US size 21 feet.
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