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Chris Bosh’s masseuse collapsed, died at his home

Jun 5, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

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UPDATE 8:25 pm: Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne have issued a statement (via Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel):

“Last evening, a massage therapist that we have used for some time, arrived at our home to provide massage therapy. 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.”

4:13 pm: Chris Bosh’s masseuse came over to his home Monday (likely to work on his abdomen strain), where she collapsed and died, according to police and reports out of Miami.

There are few details and no cause known yet, however no foul play is suspected. Bosh was not physically impacted, according the Channel 10 report (via Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald).

According to a Miami Beach police report, the masseuse went to Bosh’s house just before 10:30 a.m. Monday and seemed fine. But suddenly, she lost consciousness. The woman was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where a doctor pronounced her deceased, police said.

The woman battled cancer about a year ago, according to the police report.

Bosh’s wife, Adrienne Bosh, sent out a tweet Tuesday that said, “1 min ur here,The next ur not.Today I Kissed my loved ones a few more times,I held them a little bit tighter,hugged them for a little longer.”

Bosh is expected to play for the Heat in Game 5 Tuesday night.

Our condolences go out to the family and everyone connected to the deceased.

  1. rodge1 - Jun 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Crazy how life can change in seconds. Thoughts & prayers to the family

    • dacapt704 - Jun 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

      How can ppl really “thumbs down” to that??? REALLY?? That woman could have been someone’s mother, aunt, sister, cousin, friend, wife, etc….

      I doubt you would “dislike” someone putting a thumbs down if that were YOUR mother in the story…SMH….sometimes I truly hate message boards…they give so much power to miserable little keyboard cowards

      • philtration - Jun 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

        I would think that the thumbs down thing is directed to the fake condolences to a total stranger’s family and the mention of a God that must not have cared for this woman very much.

        People that get tired of the whole “God and prayers” every time a story like this is posted are not cowards.
        In fact, the need to have an imaginary friend to guide and protect you instead of dealing with life like a grown up would be a lot closer to being a coward.

      • carolinakid - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:22 PM

        I hear that thoughts and prayers sh*t on Facebook all the time too.

        Please people, prayers DO NOT HELP ANYTHING OR ANYONE. Never have never will.

        A simple ” My condolences” will do fine. Lets not bring superstition into a time of grieving.

        No santa clause , no easter bunny , no boogeyman , no jeebus.

      • cosanostra71 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:33 PM

        I’m not even religious and my thoughts and PRAYERS go out to her. Just to annoy you two.

      • philtration - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM

        Who exactly are you sending your prayers, thoughts and RIPs out to?
        Not even a mention of the woman’s name or her age.
        Was she a 30-year-old woman or was she 70?
        A big difference I would say.

        Oh but she died is CHRIS BOSH’S home so it is kind of worth mentioning?
        This is not about the woman at all but some TMZ style attempt to make it a tragedy for Bosh and the Miami Heat in a weird way.
        The dead woman is just a prop in the story and Bosh’s wife sending her thoughts about it out on Twitter waters it down even more.
        Funny how you got her name in there with no problem.
        Then it is topped off with the predictable shout outs to make believe magic people living in the sky.

        Try believing that your life is not controlled by invisible beings with bird wings, magic apples and talking snakes.
        It is called the real world.

      • jacksprat57 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM

        Philtration, while it’s quite true, as you say, that “(p-)eople that get tired of the whole ‘God and prayers’ every time a story like this is posted are not cowards” it’s equally true that they are frequently bores, proving this with their replies. It’s the true mark of the bore that they insist that the entire world should follow them in their enthusiasms, large or petty. I consider this particular class of bores to be the secular equivalent of Westboro Baptist Church. Go away!

    • gmsingh - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

      That’s the worst “happy ending” I’ve ever heard of from a masseuse.

  2. zillabeast - Jun 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Tarantino couldn’t have written it better

  3. angulocarlos1 - Jun 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    God bless her family

  4. gmsalpha - Jun 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    I hope people don’t somehow find humor in this tragedy. I’m sure there are half a dozen jokes that can be thrown out without much thought, but this isn’t the time nor the place. Let’s be respectful.

  5. gmen4life33 - Jun 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Paryers go out to her family. Really sad. RIP

  6. djeg07 - Jun 5, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    no happy ending to this story

    • trickybastard - Jun 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

      wow, stay classy. I don’t know why everyone in the comments section on this site tries to be a comedian at all costs to emulate Mike Florio

    • carolinakid - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:23 PM

      Now thats funny ;)

  7. yousuxxors - Jun 5, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    god dam that is horrible. i feel for the family and even bosh for having her die in front of him. this shows you to appreciate life because it can change in a blink of an eye.

  8. bearsrulepackdrool - Jun 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    wow and I thought John Travolta had it bad.

    • j0esixpack - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Tasteless and crass at a time of tragedy.

      And yet I must admit, you made me laugh

      • bearsrulepackdrool - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

        What? Just because Travolta has some stiff competition.

  9. jtchernak - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    I hate the heat but this is obviously terrible and for the thumbs down that’s almost the same as the fans booing little kids announcing picks at the draft for NFL

    • jacksprat57 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

      I thought that that “little kid” had already celebrated the day that he ‘became a man’. At that, a man who stands to inherit part of a billion dollar fortune. Maybe it’s time that he got a small taste of our disaffection from those of his class who’v very deliberately turned their backs on their many ‘lesser brothers’.

  10. phillyrox - Jun 5, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Life is a fragile thing, Har. One minute you’re chewin’ on a burger, the next minute you’re dead meat.

  11. packhawk04 - Jun 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Bad deal all around… as hard as it is on her family, it must be tough for bosh and his wife as well… being right in the middle of something like that effects even the strongest person. Prayers to her family.

  12. monkeyhateclean - Jun 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    6316 people die per hour on Earth. Most of them are < 5 years old. Almost none of them had the good fortune to be employed as the private masseuse of a millionaire.

    There will be no PBT thread for the others, so by all means, continue grieving/consoling for this one.

    • Kurt Helin - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      Ask not for whom the bell tolls….

  13. kevinkristiansen - Jun 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Bosh did it

  14. yahmule - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Had it been an athlete who died instead of this anonymous woman, the outpouring of grief on this thread would be immense. Instead, half the people posting treat her untimely demise as a source of amusement.

    • jacksprat57 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      Ummm…maybe not THIS particular athlete, much less one of his teammates.

  15. blueintown - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    She’s flopping.

  16. mrlitl - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    To Phillyrox u get cool points for the Dumb and Dumber reference.
    To those who don’t believe, I will pray for you.

  17. blakegriffin32 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Seriously? Bringing up any religious debate on an article like this is just disrespectful. No one cares what you think, let people have their faith. I give my condolences and prayers out to everyone involved, especially the family of the woman.

    • jacksprat57 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      In a way, these crushing bores who make such remarks are making themselves the joke. Themselves having no life, what would there be after no life but more of the same? Indeed, Dante revealed as much, obliquely.

  18. blueintown - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    I didn’t know the woman so I won’t comment.

    • jjordannba - Jun 6, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      But ya commented up there ^^^, remember, your joke… Matter of fact this is your 2nd comment

      • blueintown - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM

        It was an example, Einstein, of the respectable level of emotion to feign for someone that I knew as well as you did.

  19. kcsuperbowlbound - Jun 6, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    could it be a happy ending and an unhappy ending on the same massage?? weird

  20. congocash - Jun 6, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Not sure how it is for other franchises, but the lakers give their messueses championship rings if they win a title. A legit masseuse is vital for a title run…. Why else would they get rings worth tens of thousands of dollars exactly like the ones the players get?

  21. censoredpost - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    (in my best Thor voice)May the old gods and the new welcome her into the heavens upon a golden chariot of my well wishes and prayers. Unbound by earthly chains into the ethos see goes. May she rest for all eternity in peace.
    God is an imaginary friend for grown ups.. Kind of like a mental crutch for the weak… I practice free will. Try it out some time.

  22. gmsingh - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Hopefully her last name was Gipper so Bosh can tell his team to win one for the Gipper. That should guarantee them a victory.

  23. zhangocracy - Jun 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    It’s very difficult to massage dinosaur flesh.

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