LOS ANGELES—Basketball player Jackson Vroman has passed away at the age of 34. The NBA star was found dead in the pool of his home in Los Angeles on Monday, June 29.
The Phoenix Suns confirmed the news via Twitter. The team account tweeted, “We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Jackson Vroman. Our thoughts are with his family during this time.”
According to Us Magazine, the coroner’s office said, “He has not been examined yet but we can confirm that he was discovered at the bottom of a pool. There was no indication, however, that he hit his head anywhere. He did not have any chronic or acute medical condition that would be the reason why he was found at the bottom of the pool.”
The Lebanese National Basketball team also took to Twitter regarding the news of the young athlete’s sudden death. The tweet read, “We sadly announce the death of former Lebanese national team player Jackson Vroman in a tragic car accident.”
Vroman was not killed in a car crash. It was later revealed he was found dead in a pool.
Popular Instagram figure Dan Bilzerian and close friend of the late basketball star tweeted, “He was sitting down, he got up to go inside the house, tripped on the stairs, hit his head and drown in the pool #RIP.”
Reggie Bush, the San Francisco 49ers running back, made an Instagram tribute to Vroman, one of his close friends. He wrote alongside a photo of himself, Vroman, and two other guys at the beach: “Love you bro I miss you already can’t believe your gone I pray that God has mercy on your soul at the gates of Heaven and we meet again in the after life! I promise to continue our vision of Beach Volleyball Thursday’s in your honor and I thank God for allowing me to spend time with you on your final days on earth! RIP JAX aka The Gentle Giant.”
Vroman played for Iowa State University from 2002 to 2004. After his career as a college basketball player he was selected in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.