Californian Golden Bears footballer Bryce Turner died Saturday after suffering a "medical emergency" near his home in Southern California, the team said. He was 19
Bryce Turner – a second cornerstone of the University of California football team at Berkeley – was hospitalized near his family in Lakewood last week following a medical emergency during a non-team training session, the East reported Bay Times.
"Our hearts are broken with this unimaginable tragedy," Cal's sports director Jim Knowlton said in a statement on Saturday.
"Bryce was a young man with a bright future and a valued member of our football team and the Cal Seine family was taken far too early and he will be greatly missed," he added. "Our thoughts and prayers are in this Difficult time with Bryce's family, friends, teammates and coaches, we will do everything we can to support them, his family, our students and the entire Cal community through the funeral process. "
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. His family announced the hospitalization on Thursday. but did not provide more details about the medical episode or his condition.
Turner reportedly collapsed and fell into a coma at the hospital.
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Turner attended St. John Bosco High School and Long Beach City College in 2016 before joining Cal Bears , According to East Bay Times, he played in a game this year.
The 19-year-old was mourned by his coach and teammates.
"We are so sad that Bryce has died, which is extremely difficult day for all," said coach Justin Wilcox.
Cal Cornerback Traveon Beck, Turner's longtime friend, tweeted never thought he had to bury one of my best friends.
"You're crying I will not stop falling as I type," Beck wrote on Twitter. "We've been rocking in Tetzlaff since grade 7, then the Words Can not Explain How I Feel, But I Love You, Brother I never thought I would have to bury one of my best friends, see you in heaven. "