Chris Eubank’s son, Sebastian, died from a ‘massive heart attack’ whilst in the sea in Dubai, his widow has revealed.
The untimely death, just days before Sebastian’s 30th birthday, sent shockwaves around the boxing fraternity.
He was the third oldest of Eubank’s five children and was a boxer himself, fighting in the light heavyweight division, as well as a personal trainer.
Sebastian’s father Chris, the boxing legend, penned an emotional tribute to his son following the tragic news, as well as elder brother, Chris Eubank Jr.
Speaking on Tuesday, Salma Abdelati said there was evidence of a pre-existing heart condition that the family were unaware of.
She said: “Dubai Police and the coroner have confirmed that after a full post mortem Sebastian Eubank tragically died from a massive heart attack whilst in the sea and probably could not have been saved even if out of the water.
“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.”