Rasmus Larsen : Danish basketball player found dead at home

Rasmus Larsen : Danish basketball player found dead at home

Rasmus Larsen, a 7-foot Danish center who was garnering interest from NBA teams, was found dead at his home on Wednesday morning. He was only 20 years old.

The big Dane reportedly died in his sleep, according to his club Proximus Spirou.

“It is a real tragedy for his family and relatives. We are all upset,” said Gio Bozzi, the president of Proximus Spirou.

NBA prospect

The club revealed that Larsen had not been diagnosed with any heart issues.

Larsen was heralded as Denmark’s biggest talent in decades, good enough to have a chance at being the first Dane ever to play in the promised land of basketball, the NBA.

Larsen is the third professional athlete to suddenly die in Belgium in the past week following the death of two young footballers, who both collapsed on the pitch during play.