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Teen playing basketball suffers apparent heart attack, dies

Teen dies playing basketball (Photo courtesy family; Video: WPIX / Tribune / CNN Newsource)

Just one day after celebrating Christmas with his family, a teen collapsed and died while playing basketball at his school.

According to the family, Lenny Pierre, 16, was practicing at his school in Queens, New York, when he appeared shaky to his teammates.

A short time later, he collapsed and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

His mother says she is in shock over his sudden death.

"I have a healthy boy," said mother Edna George. "I don't know what went wrong to tell you the truth. I will never know."

A medical examiner works to determine Pierre's cause of death, but investigators say he may have suffered a heart attack.

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