Davis Heller, a North Greenville University student and athlete, passed away on Wednesday. Read on to know how did Davis Heller die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Heller was found unresponsive at his off-campus apartment. He was a skilled baseball player and player as an Infielder for the Crimson Tide between 2021 and 2022.
Who was Davis Heller?
Born in 2000, Davis Heller was a native of Gilbert, Arizona. He was a baseball player at North Greenville University where he was in his first semester with strategic communications as his major. He was transferred from Alabama in May.
Prior to joining NGU, Heller played for the Crimson Tide in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. He appeared in 23 games and started seven times. He was named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll both seasons.
Heller also played at South Mountain Community College before getting recruited in Alabama. In the 2021 season, he played seasons before suffering a season-ending injury. He played eight games batting .200 with a double, one RBI, a run, and two walks, in 2022.
How did Davis Heller die?
Davis Heller died on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at his off-campus apartment in Tigerville, S.C. He was just 22 years old. The junior student was found unresponsive at his home and was later declared dead by the medical officials.
North Greenville University announced Heller’s untimely death in a press release on Thursday.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of North Greenville University student-athlete Davis Heller, who died October 5 in his off-campus apartment,” the release states.
Davis Heller dead at 22: What was his cause of death?
The exact cause of Davis Heller’s death is unknown at the moment. The officials said an investigation is going on and “initial indications are that he died of natural causes.”
Kristine Strange, Senior Deputy Coroner with the Greenville County Coroner’s Office reported that they were called about Heller’s death on Wednesday at around 1:20 PM.
She further revealed that an autopsy was performed but the results will likely arrive in 10 to 14 weeks. The exact cause of Davis Heller’s death will be determined then. The police continue the investigation to look for any signs of foul play.
Davis Heller Funeral Details and Survivors
Funeral arrangements for Davis Heller are pending at this time. His family will announce the details about the visitation, funeral, and burial soon. We’ll keep you posted when more information is released.
Davis Heller is survived by his parents and three sisters. Their identities have been kept private at the moment.
NGU Coach Leads Tributes for Davis Heller
Landon Powell, the baseball coach at NGU, paid respect to Davis Heller following his sudden and unexpected passing. “Our baseball program is heartbroken over the loss of an amazing human being and brother in Christ,” he said.
“Davis was a positive force everywhere he went. A gentle giant who greeted everyone with a smile and constantly uplifted those around him. An example of what a great teammate should be, Davis has left a lasting legacy on this program. A great competitor, but even better friend to those who got to know him.”
The Crimson Tide baseball program also paid tribute to the late player.
Several friends and people close to Heller have also come forward to send condolences and prayers toward his family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Heller family. May God allow the departed soul to rest easy.