Former Michigan Wolverines basketball star Robert Traylor was found dead in an Isla Verde, Puerto Rico apartment Wednesday morning. According to an updated report by PrimeraAhora.com, the Marbella condo's handy man tried to contact Traylor several times before entering his home, finding Traylor's collapsed body. He also encountered Traylor's Vaqueros de Bayamón teammate Terence Shannon at some point, who appeared visibly shaken up.
Team manager Jose Carlos Perez has described Traylor's death as being of natural causes.
Traylor had recently complained of having trouble breathing, according to teammate Orlando “Guayacán” Santiago. His last reported communication was an Internet phone call to the United Stats with his wife, but he hadn't been seen out of his home or heard from for multiple days. His family has expressed interest in returning his body to the U.S.
The report states teammates Carmelo Lee, Javier Mojica, Bobby Joe Hatton and Christian Dalmau hurried to the scene, where they found police officers and a prosecutor assessing the situation. Traylor's five teammates at his apartment paid a posthumous tribute to him, according to the report.
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