Danish basketball starlet dead at 20

Christian Wenande
May 13th, 2015

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Death of Rasmus Glarbjerg Larsen has shocked the sporting world

Gone too soon: Larsen was Denmark’s brightest star on the court for many years (photo: youtube)

Danish basketball is in mourning as its most promising basketball talent in years, Rasmus Glarbjerg Larsen, has passed away suddenly aged just 20 in Belgium.

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.

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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.


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