BREAKING: Shock as sports star dies aged 22

A FORMER UCLA star has died after he was reported missing by his family.

The father of Jalen Hill confirmed the 22-year-old’s death on social media, sharing a photo of Hill with a heartbreaking caption, reported Sports Illustrated.

“Our hearts are shattered and completely broken to inform family and friends that our beloved son, Jalen has passed away,” wrote George Hill on Instagram.

“Jalen went missing while in Costa Rica and we have recently learned of his passing. We realize that many will have questions but we are unable to share any details at this time.

“As we try to navigate this devastating time in our lives, we ask that you please give us time to grieve.”

According to Sports Illustrated, Hill was recruited from Centennial High School and joined UCLA ahead of the 2017-18 season, making 77 career appearances.

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