In recent news, it is coming forward that a popular basketball player named Maoi Roca has passed away. Yes, the player who has turned into a celebrity after his exceptional gameplay has recently died. He breathed his last on Friday, January 14, 2022. The news has brought waves of sorrow and grief among his well-wishers. People have been taking to social media to pay the well-known player a tribute. However, the reason behind the 47-year-old sudden death is also being searched on the internet. Here is everything we know about Maoi Roca and his death cause.
As per reports, Maoi Roca died on Friday morning and left all his loved ones behind. Sources claim that the Basketball player was suffering from diabetic complications that eventually became his cause of death. Now, the Basketball world is mourning it’s one of the best players death online and are offering condolences to his near and dear ones. Talking about Maoi Roca, he played in the MBA and the UAAP and made a decent fan base. Later, the player went on to become a comedic actor and excelled in that field as well.
Who Was Maoi Roca?
Born on Dec 12, 1974, Maoi had been associated with DLSU Green Archers as a member from 1994 to 1998. He supported his team by competing against Far Eastern University to win the championship trophy last year. Maoi also played in Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) in his short-lived professional career in the 1999 to 2000 season. Later, in the 2001 season, he was shifted into the PBA by Tanduay. However, he did not actually play there. He went ahead to get selected in the UAAP Mythical Team and achieved plenty of milestones in his sports career. Due to his commendable game skills and strategies, he garnered a huge fan base who rooted for him in every single match.
After achieving success in the Basketball world, Roca tried his hand in the entertainment industry as well. He started appearing as a regular in the popular gag show of that time “Tropang Trumpo”. He had started alongside the likes of Gelli de Belen and Carmina Villaroel. Following the announcement of the player’s death, Maoi Roca’s childhood friend Rico Blanco paid his sincere tributes on Facebook. Rico wrote that he gets sadder when he remembers his laugh and bid his friend goodbye. Our prayers go out to Maoi Roca’s family and friends too. May his soul rest in peace!