The sports community is mourning the loss of basketball player Adreian Payne.

At the age 31 the athlete who played with the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, as well as the Orlando Magic, died. Detroit Free Press confirmed on May 9. Publicly sharing the cause of death is not possible for this Ohioan.

Fellow sports star Jared Sullinger Sr.Following the announcement of his death, his friend tweeted an obituary. He wrote, “Hate this news i heard this morning”. wrote. Rest Easy, my Brother/Teammate @Adreian_Payne

Payne attended Michigan State University and was then selected by the Hawks at the 15th round. Over the next few years, after time in the NBA and its developmental G League, Payne went overseas to play for the Greek club team Panathinaikos.

Just months ago, in Dec. 2021, Payne signed with Lithuanian Basketball League Juventus Utena before severing ties in February.