Michael Olalekan Ojo,27 was a Nigerian-American professional basketball player. At 7 ft 1 in tall and 310 pounds, he was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever to play in Serbia and Europe
His played played for KK Crvena zvezda Basketball club, his death was announced by his club on Friday.
According to a press statement released by the club:
Ojo “wore the Red Star jersey for the first time before the start of the 2018-2019 season.
“During two seasons, wearing a proud red-and-white jersey with the number 50, he won the hearts of all Zvezda players and well-meaning basketball fans in Serbia”.
Although the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed, the club deeply mourns his death and states that the date and place of his burial would be announced
“His death has deeply affected everyone: the players, coaches, management and board of the club in which he was accepted from day one, and which he accepted as his own.”