Death Of USC Water Polo Player Jon Walters To Be Investigated By Orange County Coroner's Office

01/09/2014 10:33 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a Southern California freshman water polo player who helped the Trojans win the NCAA title last month.

Nineteen-year-old Jon Walters died of a heart attack at a hospital Wednesday, his father, Bill, tells the Orange County Register ( ).

Bill Walters says his son had been fighting pneumonia and kidney failure after falling into a coma on Jan. 1.

The coroner's office says the cause of death is under investigation.

Walters, who played center, was a member of the U.S. junior team while at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana.


Information from: The Orange County Register,