At 27 years of age NFL star Neiron Ball died as a linebacker for Oakland Raiders and Florida Gators.
He dies a year after a ruptured brain aneurysm on Monday morning (9 September) after he was admitted to a hospital in Atlanta.
Natalie Ball Myricks, his sister, verified his death on Tuesday morning via Facebook:
The Ball family is forever grateful for the prayers, donations and immense support of Neiron and his recovery. Neiron was a very special and loving father, brother and teammate. Neiron has transitioned to a place of peace
Natalie Ball Myricks, his sister and carer, wrote on Facebook.
Ball was diagnosed as an arteriovenous malformation (ARV) in Florida, a rare, congenital disease in which blood vessels in the breakdown of the brain because they are intruded, according to Onlygators. He was put in a medically induced coma and turned into a paraplegic in September 2018 after his incident.