Originally Posted by Stephenie
Absolutely crazy; I've never heard of a 26 year old professional athlete having a heart attack (if that is the actual cause of death). Wonder if he had a heart condition
A 21 year old basketball player died last week from the same condition: Link.
This whole deal makes me extremely upset. How is it possible for a player in any sport to have a condition that is so easily detectable go unnoticed for so long? Hopefully the deaths of Gaines and Lewis will force organizations to re-consider the process for player physicals to place an emphasis on heart conditions that could be fatal.
RIP Gaines. :(