Purdue University has lost one its most prominent players. 

Former Portland Trail Blazers player Caleb Swanigan died at the age of 25. The Allen County Coroner’s Office in Indiana confirmed to CelebHomes News that the NBA star passed away from natural causes.

“Devastated,” his college team, the Purdue Boilermakers, tweeted June 21. Caleb Swanigan and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Last night, the world suffered the loss of a kind and gentle soul. Love you Biggie.”

Swanigan, who was the 26th overall pick of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2017 draft, was selected in the 1st round.Th draft pick. After playing two seasons in Portland, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings in 2019, before moving back to the Trail Blazers in 2020. However, in March of that year, he made his last professional appearance during the Blazers’ game against the Phoenix Suns.

Fans took to social media last year to express concern about Swanigan’s health after images of him appeared online. Swanigan later addressed the chatter on his Instagram Story.