Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pregnant former Olympian suddenly collapses and dies in restaurant

Heavily pregnant former Olympian, 26 year old Meskerem Legesse, suddenly collapsed and died while having lunch with her two year old son in a restaurant in Connecticut on Monday July 15th.

The Ethiopia runner, who was three weeks from her due date (pictured above minutes before collapsing) was given CPR at the restaurant before an ambulance rushed her to a hospital where she was declared dead. Fortunately the doctors were able to save her baby.

The cause of death was unclear but her friend told reporters that the professional runner had suffered heart problems in the past and that's why she retired early from sports. So sad! RIP, Meskerem!

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sad indeed,may she rest in peace....poor baby!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm, sad, so sad.

Faith Kel said...

So Sad :(
May her Soul rest in peace
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vanguard said...

wow that's sad, may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

just lik dat?choi!!! Rest in peace

B€£ said...

Sad news.DEATH y now.death dis death that when we will stop mentioning ur name.RIP u ll always be remembered.d doctor did a great job by saving d unborn baby.

tima said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

R.I.P

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Too bad! May her soul RIP.

dindy_gifted said...

Nawa oooooo...RIP dou

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace aww poor boy

Sean Manuel said...

Sad!!! RIP

Diweri Benibile said...

Eeyah!wat will happen to her children nw,nobody can take care of dem like dere mother will.its a pity...Rip dear linda make I no look 4 my comment o

Sexily Endowed said...

Omg.... Her sons were there, dats horrible. Rip dear.

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Oluphunmie said...

Eeeyyaahhhhh.... RIP

Dental news said...

Another sudden death,clearly heart related .
LIB readers do take care of your health.Watch what you eat and your lifestyle.Be aware of your health status and manage the manageables don't allow Nigeria problems overwhelm you cos the condition of the country definitively places our lives at risk.The thought of no. Light,traffic,poverty,insecurity ,joblessness and lack of good rest in order to avoid traffic to and from work can prone one to heart related conditions e.g hypertension/stroke.
Imagine ,the baby's life was saved if na Naija,who will safe the life?when the patient will not be able to access a doctor in hours of the incidence.Did you hear that cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on patient at the restaurant ,for Nigeria restaurant ke! unless a dr is also eating at the same restaurant and before you find drs to do that in teaching hospitals ,protocol will not allow early access or issue of pay before service .
Naija people God is in control of our affairs however we should take the first step to help herselves.
R.I.P and we pray that God takes care of the baby.

Anonymous said...

So sad..RIP

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace and dear Lord, watch over her children.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, two innocent babies, motherless at a tender age. I feel like crying. May she RIP

Anonymous said...

Sad indeed!
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Anonymous said...

RIP Hero!!!!! May God be wif d little motherless son......

Anonymous said...

RIP Hero!!!!! May God be wif d little motherless son......

Anonymous said...

This is very scary mehn.... Cos am also as heavy.... God pls save me and all preg women around the world.... Rip dear..

hilary obiorah said...

And to think she passed on in front of her 2 year old son! Gosh that boy could be traumatized for life! May she rest in peace

hilary obiorah said...

And to think she passed on in front of her 2 year old son! Gosh that boy could be traumatized for life! May she rest in peace

fly guy said...

RIP, tank God 4 d child's life

Anonymous said...

Oh, RIP. my heart goes out to the two year old son who witnessed her moms collapse which led to her death, from the pucture on the right i could notice how he was looking at her mom in a confussed manne., . God, thx for saving her new baby.

Okikiola.

kellie said...

Awwwwwww! D poor babies. RIP

Monica said...

So so sad...RIP girl

Monica said...

So so sad...RIP

Anonymous said...

Which one b al diz premature death since dis week.Abeg o!God save us 4rm premature death.Amen.May her soul rest in peace.Amen.

John Rose said...

RIP Meskerem.

Anonymous said...

Oh lord Jesus!!! Please protect the motherless. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Adekunle Kazeem said...

Truly a sad thing. Rest in perfect peace.


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Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy on women. May her soul rest in peace

Ijay said...

I just can't stand this!!! I am literally crying in the office. I am 8mths pregnant and I have a 3yr old son. Just can't imagine the trauma. RIP Meskerem Legesse. God bless and protect your kids....sooo sad.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, so sad! Just 3 weeks frm her due date! Rest in peace, may God giv u hubby n d precious liitle ones u left behind d fortitude t bear d loss! Amen

Cleo... said...

Rest in Peace dear. May our good Lord watch over ur kids,keep,gaurd,bless,raise,protectn give them d fortitude to bear loosing their mother prematurely,Amen.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace.

KayDiaries said...

Sad RIP

Anonymous said...

Very sad indeed especially for the child who watched his mum collapse

Ohmashoes Naija said...

o mehn...RIP
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Ada Nnewi said...

I've seen this woman run and she ran as smoothly as a cheeter..What a Great Loss! R.I.P Meskerem Legesse

Jenny Amy Akums said...

Oh my God! Dis is so sad. May her soul rest in peace

Ayibu Makolo said...

Really sad. RIP

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly soo soo sad, what a tragedy may her gentle soul R.I.P Amen

BLOGLORD said...

Omg! Oh no!
....her two lil kids becomes motherless all of a sudden.

*teary eye

May her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

oooouch!!! dat hurts three weeks to delivery.....deah y nau....at least she wud av cn or carried d baby...May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace...nd may our gud Lord take kie of her children for her...Amen

Anonymous said...

RIP

ƒαвυℓσυѕ cynzi said...

May her soul rest in peace *sadface*

Nilla said...

Just like that? So sad!
RIP.

adeyemi ayobami said...

RIP ma'am

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Anonymous said...

Rip dear, may God guide n protect Ʊя̲̅ kids , Amen.

Anonymous said...

Her son was there not 'sons'




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Anonymous said...

So sad indeed. R.I.P!

kween Hadassah said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

she should not have been pregnant,a beg serious cardiomyopathy is a contraindication to getting pregnant

itohowo Asuquo said...

Why? Hmm may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP dear One..Gone too Soon#sad

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ifyody said...

May God grant her soul enternal rest. We pray to God for protection over d children she left behind.

Anonymous said...

This brought tears to my eyes, i'm glad they were able to save the baby.

Normally pregnant women with heart conditions are delivered via c/s earlier than the complete 9mths to avoid cardiac failure, wonder why that wasn't the case here. May her soul RIP and may God forever be with the precious kids shes left behind.

Anonymous said...

CPR can be performed by anyone. Let's all learn to do it cos we just might save a life someday.

JTF said...

I am very, very sorry for that. May the almighty God grant her solace in his bosom.
A runner having an heart attack!?

RITA DOMINIC said...

Oh poor boy.imagine all that activity going round him n him crying mummy mummy. Sad

rosy kay said...

Sad sad. RIP maam.

Anonymous said...

God will take care of the two of them

Blessing Omagbon Yovwe said...

R.I.P.......Dearie

Anonymous said...

So painful... God knws best. RIP