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Former FSU Baller Michael Ojo Passes Away After Collapsing During Training

Former FSU Baller Michael Ojo Passes Away After Collapsing During Training

The sports world is mourning the shocking, unexpected death of 27-year-old Michael Ojo. The seven-foot, 1-inch tall Nigerian-born basketball player was a former baller at Florida State University and in 2017, he reportedly shifted gears to continue his career in Europe. He joined FMP Belgrade and in 2018, he inked a deal with Red Star Belgrade.

Michael Ojo, FSU, Belgrade
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He received a degree from FSU in international affairs, and he previously shared with FSView why he chose that field of study. “My degree is something I owe my family,” Michael Ojo said. “I promised my people, because they know American culture can change anybody to anything, so I promised them just that I would be the same person I am and get my degree.”

It’s reported that Ojo was training in Serbia when he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but doctors were unable to help him. An autopsy will reveal the determining cause of death, but media sources are reporting that he died of a heart attack. Ojo previously had been diagnosed with COVID-19, but had since recovered.

We offer our condolences to his loved ones. 

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