J’can Born Star Basketball Player Dies after Choking on Chewing Gum in her Sleep

A star basketball player who is originally from Jamaica died in her sleep at the California University of Pennsylvania in the United States, after choking on chewing gum over the weekend.

College student Shanice Clark, a student of the California University of Pennsylvania, was found unresponsive in her apartment in the early hours of the morning.

She was later taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

  

Police revealed they believe the 21-year-old died accidentally after choking on the gum while she slept.

The 6-foot forward,  was a star with the university’s Vulcans basketball team, the New York Daily News reported.

A statement posted to the official website of California University of Pennsylvania Athletics Sunday said the university and the athletic department are “deeply saddened” by Clark’s passing.

According to the Toronto Sun, a preliminary report from the attending medical personnel was that the patient aspirated on chewing gum while she was sleeping.

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Shanice Clark – Image Source: mirror.co.uk

Source: Mirror Online

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Sharon Peart
5 years ago

This is a very good Jamaican blog I love this

Sharon Peart
5 years ago

This is a very grate

Marshalee Goodaz Thompson

Hope a thorough investigation is done

Marshalee Goodaz Thompson

Very tragic –

Janet Brown
5 years ago

how unfortunate

Avril Keldo
5 years ago

An autopsy needs to be done to confirm the cause of death.

Stacy Ann Gregory
5 years ago

We are very proud of your accomplishments and the fact you are link to our beautiful island Jamaica. Rest now young lady.

Lisa Ridley
5 years ago

So sad.

Annett Cross
5 years ago

R I P my dear. Sleep well in Jesus arms. Prayers going up for your dear family.

Anthony Duncan
5 years ago

so sad …..never hear of that…

Cris Reid
5 years ago

Can’t take this too much pain

Tamara Wauchope-McNeil

It’s not weird it can happen obviously… It’s really sad though. May her soul RIP and may God comfort her family in this their time of bereavement.

Veronica Poyser
5 years ago

so sad. Such a promising star. I pray God will give the family strength in a time like this

Sonia Adams
5 years ago

O so sad! RIP you sweet young lady! Words cannot be found to express this level of sadness.

Gourzong-rose Veronica TravelAgent

We have lost one of our own,May God comfort her parent’s and family

Desmond Rodriques
5 years ago

Condolences goes out to the family

Desmond Rodriques
5 years ago

It’s a tragedy

Courtney Hollins
5 years ago

So sad

Kwame Ohene Amaniampong

And is that all .? O !O!! O!!!

Brenda Inniss-boston
5 years ago

VERY SAD….SO SORRY

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James Fernando
5 years ago

Gone to soon Shanice Clark may the LORD even guide and protect even more

Lisa Roberts
5 years ago

So sad.

Paulette Clunie
5 years ago

Oh no! I saw the it on the news but did not know that she was Jamaica. What a tragedy.

GerryScorpio Mack
5 years ago

But why would anyone sleep with chewing gum in their mouth? Strange!