Michael Ojo dies at 27 after a heart attack, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 7, 2020.
The former Florida State standout was in an individual practice with Partizan, a Serbian professional basketball team, per eurohoops.net. He collapsed while running.
Doctors were not able to resuscitate him. Previously, there had been no signs that Ojo had any health problems over the course of his professional tenure in Serbia, eurohoops.net said. 247 Sports Reported.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
When I got the call saying that you died, I immediately didn’t believe it. I called and texted you because I didn’t want to accept what doesn’t feel real. This doesn’t make sense. A heart attack? You were only 27. A gentle giant. A patient and loving soul.💔 RIP #MichaelOjo pic.twitter.com/jaP5EMPztH
— Stephana (@stephana_j) August 7, 2020
Very sad news of the passing of former FSU C Michael Ojo due to a heart condition. He will be missed. Some reflections on him from our users: https://t.co/8eoEqs7Gr2
— /r/CollegeBasketball (@redditCBB) August 7, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing of former FSU basketball player Michael Ojo at just 27 years old of a heart attack.
We’re all rivals in sport but brothers of the human race after all. Prayers and thoughts with his family and friends.
— Sebastian’s Pub (@SebastiansPub) August 7, 2020
What a sad story to our Nigerian youth. We lost a 27yr old Michael ojo basketballer through heart attack during training in Serbia. Health is wealth so don’t play with it for even a second.
— Emirate Youth Empowerment foundation (@youthempowa) August 7, 2020
I can’t begin to describe the sadness after hearing that this wonderful human being passed away. RIP Michael Ojo , you will be missed in our red and white family. My thoughts are with Ojo family, hope it means something knowing that he made tens of thousands of people smile. pic.twitter.com/mXQPgHTRRB
— Branko Arsenijevic (@G0ved0) August 7, 2020
So sorry to of the passing of Michael Ojo, formerly of @FSUHoops He was a beloved part of the team and the school. Far too young. Thinking of all those close to him, who are missing a wonderful person, certainly including @FSUCoachHam
— Wayne Tyson (@WayneTyson11) August 7, 2020