Former Florida State B-Ball Star Michael Ojo Passes Away At 27-Years-Old

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Just absolutely gut-wrenching news struck the Florida State community this week after Michael Ojo passed away.

The former center for the Seminoles was just 27 years old.

Eurohoops is reporting that Ojo suffered a heart attack on Friday after collapsing while running during an individual practice. There were no signs of preexisting health issues during his time on the hardwood.

Tim Linafelt, a senior reporter for FSU Athletics, released a touching statement on Twitter:

“Been trying to think of a good story that helps illustrate who Michael Ojo was, but nothing seems adequate,” Linafelt said. “I don’t think there’s ever been a kinder, friendlier athlete to come through FSU. He had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor, too. He’ll be missed.”

During his four years with the Seminoles, Ojo averaged 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

He spent the last two seasons with a Serbian club called Crvena zvezda.