Former NBA Star Caleb Swanigan has died

One of Purdue University’s previous star athletes has left the school. Caleb Swanigan, a former Portland Trail Blazers player, passed away at the age of 25. The NBA star’s death from natural causes was confirmed to E! News by the Allen County Coroner’s Office in Indiana.

His college team, the Purdue Boilermakers, tweeted on June 21 that they were “devastated.” “Caleb Swanigan’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Last night, the world lost a kind soul. Biggie, I love you.

Swanigan was selected 26th overall in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He spent his first two seasons in Portland before being traded to the Sacramento Kings in 2019. In 2020, he rejoined the Trail Blazers. He would, however, make his final professional appearance in the Blazers’ contest with the Phoenix Suns in March of that year.

After pictures of his appearance appeared online last year, people expressed their worry about his wellbeing on social media. Later, Swanigan responded to the discussion on his Instagram Story. When ur life’s media ignores them,” he wrote in May. “I serve as a full-time father figure and have trust funds for my children. I guarantee people detest you when you’re right. I’ll only mention Dave Chappelle. I’m content.

Several NBA players expressed their sympathies on social media after learning of Swanigan’s passing, including former Blazers star Evan Turner, who tweeted, “R.i.p. caleb Swanigan.

Bobby Portis of the Milwaukee Bucks tweeted, “Damn RIP,” and Jusuf Nurki of the Portland Trail Blazers posted, “My thoughts and prayers to Caleb Swanigan’s family.