SXM Baller Collapses and Dies on Basketball Court

PHILIPSBURG (Daily Herald)–Basketball player Zahir Edwards (19) has died. Edwards was playing ball at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium Wednesday when he collapsed from what witnesses are saying looked like a seizure.

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Edwards was taken to St. Maarten Medical Center. Teammates rushed to the Medical Center in support
Edwards lives in New York and had only returned to St. Maarten for a family visit Sunday. He was a former student at St. Dominic High School.
Super D Radio DJ wrote, “To all that were present or went to SMMC to support him: much strength and support as this is simply heartbreaking. To the family, friends and teammates of the young aspiring player Zahir: words can’t ease your loss and pain. Our heartfelt condolences. May he rest in eternal peace.”

Agnes De Polo posted on Facebook: “He was such a wonderful child, never disrespected me and had such a bright future ahead of him. Lord, heal the pains of everyone right now, as it truly feels like a knife in my heart. Zahir Edwards will forever be in my heart. I will miss his loving smile.”

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