Caleb Swanigan, a former Purdue Boilermakers star who played three seasons in the NBA, died on Monday. He was just 25.
Caleb's demise news was first confirmed by the Purdue Men's Basketball team via a tweet on Tuesday morning.
"Our thoughts and prayers to Caleb Swanigan's family and friends," "The world lost a gentle soul last night." the team said in a statement.
Allen County Coroner's Office in Indiana told American weekly magazine PEOPLE that Swanigan died of "natural causes," and his death "will be signed off by a physician."
Caleb Swanigan was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. The team paid tribute to him through social media on Tuesday.
"We are heartbroken by the passing of former Trail Blazers player Caleb Swanigan. Our thoughts and prayers are with Caleb’s family, friends and all who loved him." the team stated in the statement.