Death of Gregory Mertens

February 21, 1991 - April 30, 2015
Brussels, Belgium | Age 24

Footballer dies after heart failure on field
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Lokeren says defender Gregory Mertens died on Thursday, three days after he suffered heart failure during a training match.

The club in Belgium's top division said, "With sadness, we announce the passing of Gregory Mertens."

The 24-year-old player collapsed early in Monday's game, and was kept in a coma.

Lokeren said doctors tried to operate on the player on Tuesday, but there were more complications.

Lokeren said Mertens was...

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