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American basketballer Chauncey Hardy murdered

Posted on: October 10, 2011 12:00 am
Posted by Royce Young

An incredibly sad story via the Huffington Post about an American basketball player murdered in Romania. Chauncey Hardy, a 23-year-old from Sacred Heart playing for CSS Giurgiu, was reportedly attacked at a bar and died from the injuries sustained.

Romanian Basketball Federation chief Carmen Tocala told GSP radio that Hardy died Sunday, suffering two heart attacks following his beating Saturday night.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a fine young man who had his life cut short at such a young age while he was overseas doing something he loved," Sacred Heart Athletic Director C. Donald Cook said in a statement.

Police spokeswoman Mirela Gheta said the 23-year-old Hardy had severe head injuries and was in a coma when he was admitted to the hospital.

Hardy died shortly after undergoing surgery in a Bucharest hospital.

Hardy played for CSS Giurgiu in southern Romania and was celebrating a victory over rival Dinamo Bucharest in Giurgiu when several men were reported to have attacked him.

Nothing else to say, except for thoughts to Hardy's family.

Category: NBA

Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:46 pm

American basketballer Chauncey Hardy murdered

condolences to his friends and family. i guess americans shouldnt go to romania anymore.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2011 12:18 am

American basketballer Chauncey Hardy murdered

totally tragic story....i am sure more details will come out, but regardless just awful.

condolences to the family and friends.

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