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Former FSU basketball star Michael Ojo dies of heart attack at 27

Former FSU basketball star Michael Ojo dies of heart attack at 27

Ex-Florida State basketball player Michael Ojo has passed away at the age of 27 after suffering a heart attack.

Ojo is said to have collapsed last Friday while practicing with Serbian pro basketball team Partizan at the team facility.

The 7’1″, 310-lb center was reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

In a statement, Florida State said the player was one who was always friendly and had a positive impact.

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and former teammates of Michael,” the statement said.

“Michael was a team captain, Florida State graduate and a valued member of the Tallahassee community. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger.

“He will forever be remembered for the positive impact he had on the Seminole family.”

Born in Nigeria, Ojo made the journey to the US to pursue a career in soccer, but later grew interest in basketball.

Former FSU player Trent Forrest and former teammate of Ojo described his passing as a tough one.

“This definitely a tough one man.. One of the best dudes I done came across,” Forrest wrote on Twitter.

“Was the first to welcome me to fsu and was nothing short of a big brother my freshman year and even after.. it’s crazy to think we was just talking about life last week.. Gone miss ya fasho O!!”

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