Sebastian Eubank – son of boxing icon Chris – died after suffering a heart attack whilst in the sea in Dubai.
Spouse Salma Abdelati said on Tuesday that Sebastian had died from a “massive heart attack”.
“There was evidence of a pre-existing heart condition we were all unaware of,” she added.
She continued: “While still very painful it is of some comfort that Sebastian died after having one of his favourite meals with one of his closest friends whilst doing his favorite thing at his favourite place in Dubai where he often went to swim. He was standing in the water close to shore watching the sunset at Cove Beach in Dubai.
“I am grateful that he was able to spend a few short and happy weeks with his son before his death.”
Former middleweight champion Eubank said in a statement that Sebastian, the third oldest of his five children, died in Dubai on Friday.
He leaves behind his wife Salma and newborn son Raheem, the family’s statement added.
Figures from around the boxing world and beyond paid tribute following the 29-year-old’s death.
Ex-world boxing champion Joe Calzaghe said: “Really Saddened to hear the news of the passing of Seb Eubank. Thoughts and Prayers to Chris and family.”
YouTuber and boxer KSI tweeted: “RIP Seb Eubank :(.”
Prominent boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said: “So saddened by the news of the passing of Seb Eubank. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
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