Seb Eubank died from 'massive heart attack'

Wife of boxer and MMA fighter says post-mortem examination revealed he had a 'pre-existing heart condition'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Reporter: Amith Passela: Seb Eubank. Press Conference for UAE Warriors 10. Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. Anantara Eastern Mangrove Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Sebastian Eubank, son of former British boxing champion Chris Eubank, died from a “massive heart attack” while on a Dubai beach.

The boxer and MMA fighter was found dead near his home in the UAE on Friday — just days before his 30th birthday.

Following a post-mortem examination on her husband, Salma Abdelati said he had a “pre-existing heart condition” which was not previously known about.

“Dubai police and the coroner have confirmed that after a full post-mortem [examination] Sebastian Eubank tragically died from a massive heart attack while in the sea and probably could not have been saved even if out of the water,” Abdelati said in a statement.

“There was evidence of a pre-existing heart condition we were all unaware of.

“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 favourite 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.

“I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Dubai coroner for conducting a swift and thorough investigation and to Dubai police and in particular the victim support department for their help and support at this difficult time.”

Eubank had followed his father and elder brother, also Chris, into boxing and was an accomplished mixed martial artist.

He made a winning debut in the UAE Warriors 10 at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi in February and was set to return in the promotion’s next edition in September.

Updated: July 14th 2021, 5:54 AM