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High school player passes away after in-game collapse--report

From Servillon's Facebook profile
By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--A JRU High School player died a couple of days after collapsing in his team's FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup match on Friday.

Spin.PH's Reuben Terrado reported that 17-year-old C.J. Servillon passed away on Sunday at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center, where he was rushed following his collapse during the Light Bombers' match against the La Salle-Zobel Jr. Archers. Servillon fainted just as he was substituted in the second quarter of the game.

The exact reason of his death was not known, but a source told Dugout Philippines that the blistering heat on Friday played a factor in his collapse.

With the said incident, JRU's supposed juniors game on Saturday was postponed.

Meanwhile, JRU released an official statement on Monday regarding Servillon's death saying that the school is sending its deepest condolences to the family of Servillon. The school also urged everyone to pray for his family.