Five Canadian teenagers have tragically died suddenly in their sleep during the past month, according to reports.
The teens were all aged between 17 and 19 years old.
On February 6, 2023, 17-year-old William Caron-Cabrera (Laval, QC) died in his sleep following a cardiac arrest, Courier Laval reports.
Caron-Cabrera was a high-school football star and had a promising career ahead of him as he prepared to go to college
According to the Laval Police Department, he died in his sleep following a cardiac arrest.
The cause of death was not in any way criminal, nor due to suicide, police asserted.
On February 4, 2023, 17-year-old Tyree Rogers (Chestermere, AB) died in his sleep, according to his GoFundMe page.
Tyree had been staying at his friend’s house and passed away while he slept, his family revealed.
He had just turned 17 last month and was described as a “happy, beautiful soul,” with a “contagious laugh” and a “huge amazing smile.”
On January 11, 2023, 17-year-old Noah Bouzane (Paradise, NL) died in his sleep, his obituary reveals.
No details have been revealed for the cause of Bouzane’s death other than he died unexpectedly.
On January 6, 2023, 19-year-old Jayden Lopez (Edmonton, AB) died in his sleep, local news outlets are reporting.
There was no cause of death reported for Lopez.
On December 30, 2022, 18-year-old Theo James Gibbs (Regina, SK) died in his sleep, according to Meaww.
Gibbs attended Lassen Community College with the aim of playing his favorite sport at the college level.
He died in his sleep while he was at his family’s home in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Before transferring to Lassen Community College in Susanville, California, Gibbs played baseball with the Regina White Sox of the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League, the Martin Sports Academy, and the Regina Red Sox Academy.
Rob Cherepuschak, the learning leader at Martin Sports Academy, told the Regina Leader-Post that Gibbs was a great athlete and person.
“It’s a great story of a young man who had aspired to extend his athletic and education career and he achieved that,” he said.
“We’re certainly proud that he was able to experience some of that.
“In the dugout, I referred to him as a ‘top-step guy,’” Cherepuschak said.
“He would meet students or teammates at the top step, whether it was to celebrate success or help them through hardship.
“His ability to make those around him better and to create a great team in a large group environment was what made him so special,” he added.
All of the deaths occurred in healthy young males.
The teens were all reported to have died “suddenly” or “unexpectedly.”