Masseuse dies after collapse at Bosh's home

Heat forward Chris Bosh on the sidelines prior to Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference final...

Heat forward Chris Bosh on the sidelines prior to Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference final against the Celtics at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla. May 30, 2012. (ANDREW INNERARITY/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:59 PM ET

A masseuse has died after she collapsed at Heat power forward Chris Bosh's Miami home Monday.

The woman arrived at Bosh's home for a massage session at 10:24 a.m. Monday, according to a Miami Beach police report. She looked "well and in good spirits," but suddenly collapsed at around 2:28 p.m.

The woman was taken to hospital and pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m.

Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, released a statement Tuesday night.

"Last evening, a massage therapist that we have used for some time, arrived at our home to provide massage therapy," the statement said. "Shortly after she arrived, she fainted and lost consciousness. We called 911 and emergency personnel arrived at our home shortly thereafter. They took her to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she passed away. Our hearts go out to her family. We are very sorry for their loss."

Bosh has been nursing an abdominal strain suffered in Game 1 of the Heat's Eastern Conference semifinal against the Indiana Pacers on May 13. He remained on the sidelines until Thursday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Celtics.


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