Streetballer James Williams dies during a pro-am game 1 day after tweeting “thank god for another day alive” | RIP Stixx
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On July 23rd of 2014, James “Stixx” Williams tweeted “Thanks god for another day alive #blessed.” The very next day, Williams died after suffering a heart attack during a game at Nike Pro City at Baruch College.
Via New York Post,
“He was a fun-loving, warm kind of guy,” said Williams’ coach with the team Queensbridge, Lou Garnes. “He was a committed guy to the game of basketball, he loved the game of basketball and he was an all-around good guy.”
According to eyewitness accounts, Williams collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. A Nike Pro City certified trainer and a firefighter in attendance administered CPR, but he died on the way to a local hospital.
The NY Pro City game will have a moment of silence on Tuesday for Stixx along with a donation to help his family.