Breaking: FIBA Secretary General is dead

The International Basketball Federation popularly known as FIBA was thrown into mourning on Sunday as the body confirmed the death of their Secretary General Patrick Baumann after suffering from heart attack.

Despite getting quick medical attention, Baumann bowed to a heart attack during the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Baumann who was also an International Olympic Committee Member (IOC) died at the age of 51. He has being the Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) since 2002, and he has served the organization so well from that period till date.

FIBA President Horacio Muratore has also expressed his sympathies and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased, "I wish to express our deepest sympathies and pass on our condolences to Patrick's wife Patricia, their family and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this very difficult time."

"Patrick was a lot more than FIBA's Secretary General and IOC member. He was a very close friend of mine as well as to countless people in the basketball family and wider sport community," Muratore told FIBA website.

Patrick Baumann a Swiss International was born on August 5th 1957, he's also a former player, coach and referee.

Mr Patrick Baumann, FAREWELL!

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