Remembering Caleb Swanigan Getty

The news is tragic. The former Boilermaker who was selected in the first round of the NBA draft has died.

The ex-Boilermaker center died of natural causes, according to a spokesman for the Allen County Coroner.

The men's basketball team said Swanigan died on Monday.

The team's account wrote that they were "Devastated" Our thoughts and prayers are with the Swanigans. A gentle soul passed away last night. You Biggie, I love you.

Biggie had a positive influence on everyone. He had to overcome a lot in his life. He will not be around anymore.

Swanigan was one of the greatest high school basketball players in the history of Indiana.

A McDonald's All-American, the 260-pound hooper was a five-star recruit who averaged 22.6 points and 13.7 rebound in his senior season.

During his two years with the Boilermakers, Swanigan averaged over 12 points and 10 points a game. He was the 26th overall pick in the NBA draft.

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Swanigan spent time in the NBA with the Kings and the Portland Trail blazers.

Swanigan rapped under the name "Slyy5jackk." He released a number of songs in the year 2021.

Swanigan put out a music video called "Acquired Taste" in April and according to his IG, a new project was coming soon.

It's a sad day.