Young Teenager Dies Suddenly in Sleep Following ‘Cardiac Arrest’

A 17-year-old football player died “suddenly” in his sleep following a heart attack last week.

  • William Caron-Cabrera, a teenager in Laval, Quebec, Canada, died suddenly last week following “cardiac arrest.”
  • “The Wolves of Curé-Antoine-Labelle high school are in mourning. They announced the death of their player William Caron-Cabrera earlier in the week of February 6,” a local news outlet reported. “He was in secondary five and was to continue his sporting career with the Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF) at the college level. The defensive back also worked for the Quebec teams and the Laval-Nord Vikings.”
  • The Laval Police Department issued a statement reporting the official cause of death was cardiac arrest, with no foul play or suicide suspected.

“William Caron-Cabrera was a talented, passionate, playful and smiling player who we were blessed to count among [our] big family,” the Flag-Football Terrebonne club said.

  • Earlier this month, Michigan high school senior, Cartier Woods, collapsed during a basketball game and passed away one week later after being put on life support.
  • Woods reportedly collapsed after telling his coach that he was feeling “dizzy.”
  • In September 2022, a college football player in Arkansas died suddenly after collapsing, according to the school’s announcement.
  • “Today the Ouachita community mourns the loss of senior Clark Yarbrough, who died this morning following a sudden collapse,” the school wrote on Twitter at the time.
  • Two months after COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out to the U.S. public, a significant vaccine safety signal for myocarditis in males ages 8 to 21 appeared in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
  • According to researchers at the National Organization for Rare Disorders, myocarditis can result from infections or directly from a toxic effect or a virus. “More commonly the myocarditis is a result of the body’s immune reaction to the initial heart damage,” researchers said.