Young Spanish basketball player dies suddenly and unexpectedly aged 18

Young Spanish basketball player dies suddenly and unexpectedly aged 18. Image: Peñas Huesca Basketball Club/Twitter

SPANISH basketball clubs and fans are in mourning on Wednesday, August 24 following news that Dani Gómez, an 18-year-old player from the Peñas Huesca Basketball Club, has died suddenly and unexpectedly.

The news of Dani Gómez’s death was revealed by his club, Peñas Huesca Basketball Club – located in the north of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain – late on Tuesday, August 23, however, tributes have continued to pour in for the young Spanish basketball player.

“From C.B. Peñas Huesca we accompany in the immense pain of the family of our player Dani Gómez, who died at the age of 18,” the Spanish basketball club wrote.

“We are absolutely devastated, with no possible consolation.

“Dani, you will always be in our hearts, we will never forget you.”

According to Spanish media reports, the young basketball player died of a sudden illness.

Huesca Football Club wrote: “We join in the enormous grief of the entire Peñista family, as well as that of their families and friends, at this difficult time.”

One person wrote: “💔 I’m so sorry!! Love to your family!!”

“Dani Gómez has died at the age of 18 due to an illness. The young man was a youth player for Peñas Huesca. We join the mourning of Aragonese sport,” another wrote.

“The death of a player from the Peñas de Huesca youth team has caused desolation in the club. Dani Gómez, 18 years old, basketball player, has died suddenly. How long are we going to put up with this?” another person said.

On Facebook, Salesianos Huesca said: “Today is a very sad day in our House. We’ve received news of the passing of our beloved Dani Gomez, aged just 18.

“With a heart shrinking with pain we want to send you the most intense hug to you and your entire family and friends. You won’t be forgotten. Thank you for all your joy, kindness and commitment. Rest in peace.”

Sadly, the death of the young Spanish basketball player following a worrying spate of deaths in young basketball players in recent months.

On Wednesday, June 8, a high school student-athlete – believed to be 16 years old – died after collapsing during after-school basketball practice.

The young athlete attended the Bayside High School in New York City, New York.

“A Bayside High School athlete collapsed during conditioning and later passed away,” Bayside High School Principal Troy Walton said at the time.

The death of the teenager at the New York City school follows the death of three young basketball players that rocked the US.

On February 5, 15-year-old Preston Settles collapsed during a game at Brooks School in North Andover.

Settles stopped breathing during the game and was rushed to Lawrence General Hospital, where doctors shocked his heart eight times but could not get it to start again on its own.

At the hospital, the teenager was placed on an automatic CPR machine and breathing tube, several hours before Settles began breathing again.

He was then airlifted to Tufts Medical Centre and placed on life support before later being taken to Boston Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday, February 27.

On February 8, Cameran Wheatley, a 17-year-old senior at Bremen High School, collapsed during a basketball game against Chicago High School at about 9:20 pm before dying later at Christ Hospital.

On the same day, Devonte Mumphrey collapsed and died during a Yellowjackets’ basketball game after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest.

Devonte, 15, was a basketball standout who was nominated for Mr Texas Basketball Player of the Week after scoring 45 points in a single game in January. As a freshman, Mumphrey was named the District Newcomer of the Year.


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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

Comments


    • Kat

      24 August 2022 • 22:21

      The vaccine killed him.

      Reply
    • Jessica

      25 August 2022 • 11:53

      The lies of the pharma companies and government officials must be brought to justice. They are kiling our kids

      Reply
    • Nelson Steele

      25 August 2022 • 22:50

      None of the Mainstream Media reporters are interested in the tons of young athletes who have DIED SUDDENLY.

      I wonder why???

      Reply
    • CCW60

      26 August 2022 • 02:17

      ANNNND another young healthy person dies ‘suddenly’…add that death to a very very long list of young healthy children, teens, athletes that have been dying “suddenly” with no explanation. Those of us with critical thinking skills no why. Big Pharma needs to be sued along with Fauci and Bill Gates for crimes against humanity!

      Reply
    • Zac

      31 August 2022 • 22:35

      At least he can’t give anybody covid

      Reply
    • harry

      17 September 2022 • 07:13

      vax death. it’s called GENOCIDE incase you hadn’t got that yet.

      Reply
    • Pete F

      17 September 2022 • 07:28

      “Sadly, the death of the young Spanish basketball player following a worrying spate of deaths in young basketball players in recent months. ” WONDER WHY?????????!!!! This is getting beyond ridiculous

      Reply

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