Sources close to the family of the late former Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has confirmed that the Big Boss was suffering from cardiac arrest before his death this morning.
Aside that, the former captain of the 1994 squad may have also died of heart break as a result of his wife who died on December 9, 2015. The death of Kate his 35 years old wife who died of cancer complications left the former soccer legend empty, which could also be a factor for his death this morning.
According to research, experts have proven that broken heart can lead to ones death, and this may be applicable in the case of Stephen Keshi who has been feeling lonely since the death of his wife last year. The United States of America’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute described ‘broken heart syndrome’ as a ” condition in which extreme stress can lead to heart muscle failure. The failure is severe, but often short-term.”
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, researchers discovered that the chances of a heart attack increases by 21 times 24 hours after losing a loved one, a divorce or break up. And in cases of prolonged depression due to loss of a loved one, the damage to the organs in the body may be irreversible.