Sebastian, the son of BOXING superstar Chris Eubank, has died of a heart attack while at sea in Dubai, his widow has confirmed.
The professional boxer, the third eldest of Eubank’s five children, died in the UAE town on Friday days before his 30th birthday and a month after he became a father.
His widow Salma Abdelati said in a statement that a Dubai coroner had found evidence the 29-year-old had pre-existing heart disease that his family was not aware of.
She thanked the authorities for a swift investigation and said she was grateful that her husband was able to spend “a few short and happy weeks” with their newborn son Raheem.
Dubai Police and Coroner confirmed that after a full autopsy Sebastian Eubank tragically died of a massive heart attack while at sea and likely could not have been saved even if he was out water, ”she said.
“There was evidence of pre-existing heart disease that we all didn’t know.
“Although it is still very painful, it is heartwarming that Sebastian passed away after having one of his favorite meals with one of his closest friends while doing his favorite activity at his favorite place in Dubai where he often went swimming.
“He was standing in the water near the shore watching the sunset over Cove Beach in Dubai.
“I am grateful that he was able to spend a few short and happy weeks with his son before his death.”
Personalities from the boxing world and beyond have paid tribute to Sebastian, former middleweight champion Eubank calling his son a “deep thinker who loved to challenge accepted wisdom” in a previous tribute to him.
Eubank said the family was devastated by the loss of Sebastian, who grew up in Hove but lives in Dubai, where he was “a leader in embracing healthy lifestyles and alternative therapies.”
“He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will forever be on the minds of his friends and family,” he added.
Sebastian, who boxed as Alka Lion, made his debut in February 2018 against Polish fighter Kamil Kulczyk.
He made his MMA debut last year.
His brother, Chris Eubank Jr, who is also a professional boxer, said on Twitter: “Rest easy little brother, I love you and I will miss you always.”
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This notice was published: 2021-07-13 18:55:18