Zeke Upshaw Cause Of Death

Zeke Upshaw’s cause of death was cardiac arrest.  He passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018.  He was 26.


Zeke Upshaw Cause Of Death
Zeke Upshaw Cause Of Death

Cardiac Arrest Can Strike Without Warning

In the following tweet, the American Heart Association explains that cardiac arrest can strike without warning.  Cardiac arrest is not something that only old people suffer.  Heart problems are also common in younger men.

The following tweet explains that sudden cardiac arrest in tall men is not uncommon.  Five former New Jersey Nets players have died after going into cardiac arrest:

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Zeke Upshaw may have died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common genetic disorder that causes thickening of the heart muscle.  HCM has caused the sudden death of many young athletes.  The video below provides additional information about HCM:

Zeke Upshaw Collapsed During Grand Rapids Drive Game

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Zena “Zeke” Upshaw collapsed during an NBA G League game.  Bleacher Report explains that Upshaw played forward for Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons.  Grand Rapids was playing the Long Island Nets at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Faith Family America reports that Upshaw dropped to the floor during the final seconds of the fourth quarter.  He wasn’t moving after he collapsed and a woman sprinted onto the court with a defibrillator.  Upshaw was taken to Spectrum Hospital where he passed away.

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By Jason John

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