It's hard to convince others to take care of their body and to live a fit life when tragic things like this can happen anyway. At just 27 years old, and in the shape of his life, Birmingham City's striker Christian Benitez has died due to a heart attack.
He was even a transfer target for Tottenham, and just completed a £10million switch to Qatari side El Jaish from Mexican team Club America a few weeks ago.
It was at his debut for his new club on Sunday that he began feeling ill, and was admitted to the hospital after the game with stomach pains.
Here's what the Ecuadorian Football Federation had to say:
'Benitez, who was with his new club in Qatar, had a severe stomach pain, which was why he was rushed to a hospital, where after a few hours suffered he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, which ended his life. The Ecuadorian Football Federation extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family - parents, wife, children - and friends of our striker Christian Benitez. May he rest in peace.'
Life is SO FLEETING you guys! Everyone should be living everything to the fullest, experiencing as much as they can before they go, because who knows what happens afterwards? He was SO young!
Our hearts are heavy with sadness for his friends, family, and teammates. We hope they can all make it through this horrible time.
[Image via AP Images.]
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