Vägström, who played in the basketball club “Jämtland Basket”, has been suffering from an illness for some time, about which nothing had been publicly reported in the media. He was treated in a hospital in Östersund, where he fell asleep on May 13 and did not wake up.
In the “Jämtland Basket” club, Vägström was considered a hope for the future.
“This is an indescribable tragedy. Our thoughts are with his family,” said basketball club coach Pekka Johansson.
Swedish media write that a bright future was predicted for Vägström, as the basketball player represented the Swedish national team in all possible age groups.
“We will remember him not only as a skilled basketball player, but also as a caring and good teammate who always had his best interests at heart,” the Swedish Basketball Association said in a statement.
“Jämtland Basket” plays in Sweden’s top league.
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