Edwards collapsed playing basketball

PHILIPSBURG–Basketball player Zahir Edwards (19) has died. Edwards was playing ball at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium Wednesday when he collapsed from what witnesses are saying looked like a seizure.

  Edwards was taken to St. Maarten Medical Center. Teammates rushed to the Medical Center in support
  Edwards lives in New York and had only returned to St. Maarten for a family visit Sunday. He was a former student at St. Dominic High School.
  Super D Radio DJ wrote, “To all that were present or went to SMMC to support him: much strength and support as this is simply heartbreaking. To the family, friends and teammates of the young aspiring player Zahir: words can’t ease your loss and pain. Our heartfelt condolences. May he rest in eternal peace.”
  Agnes De Polo posted on Facebook: “He was such a wonderful child, never disrespected me and had such a bright future ahead of him. Lord, heal the pains of everyone right now, as it truly feels like a knife in my heart. Zahir Edwards will forever be in my heart. I will miss his loving smile.”

Source: Daily Herald
Edwards collapsed playing basketball


  1. he was( is) an exceptional little brother that i loved..i got to know him six years ago and we quickly bonded..,,my life will never be the same again.we were brothers that loved each other , a little brother that i watched grow into an awesome young ,man..cant believe he is really gone..i love you bro.