American professional basketball player, Caleb Swanigan, has passed away at the age of 25. The Allen County Coroner’s Office shared the saddening piece of news with the world. On early Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the news of the demise of the player broke out on social media. Condolence and tributary messages flooded the internet since then. Caleb’s fans have been expressing their deepest sadness about his untimely passing. Here, in this article, let us find out what happened to the former Homestead and Purdue standout and what was his cause of death.
According to reports, Caleb Swanigan took his last breath on June 20, 2022, and left his loved ones in profound grief. An investigator with the Allen County Coroner’s Office revealed that the former NBA forward and Purdue standout died of natural causes. Apart from this, not much information surfacing around the young player’s sudden death was shared.
Fans rushed to social media to pay Caleb heartfelt tributes ever since the disheartening piece of news was announced. How did Caleb die and his death cause is unknown at this time? Neither the family nor his team has shared any details related to his passing yet.
Who Was Caleb Swanigan?
Born on April 18, 1997, Caleb Swanigan was an American professional basketball player. Playing basketball for the Purdue Boilermakers, he even ranked among the top prep players in the national class of 2015. In 2014-2015, Caleb completed his senior season for Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Let us add that the payer managed to win the first state championship in the school’s history. Besides, the 25-years-old was also named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American.
Even though Portland Trail Blazers drafted Swanigan in the first round in 2017, he had not played a single game in the NBA since 2019. Before declaring for the NBA draft, Caleb played at Purdue University. Very few people know that Caleb experienced homelessness as a child. Eventually, the player got a diploma in Educational History from Purdue while he also went on to organize a fundraiser for homelessness. Swanigan released his music in 2019 as well.
Expressing his sadness about Caleb’s demise, Purdue coach Matt Painter said that the Purdue basketball family is deeply saddened at the loss. He added that the world lost a gentle soul. The coach described Swanigan as a very thoughtful individual and a gentle soul who excelled both on and off the court. We pay sincere respects to Caleb as well.