Goalkeeper found in apartment.
Croatian international goalkeeper Ivan Turina has been found dead in his apartment in Sweden, The Express reports.
The 32-year-old was on the books at AIK in Sweden and is believed to have passed away in the hours between Wednesday night and Thursday morning of a suspected heart failure.
Police were summoned to his apartment in the city after the club and his family failed to get in contact with him where they found that he’d died in his sleep.
“I can confirm that Ivan Turina is dead but there are no suspicions of crime,” police spokesman Patrik Nuss said.
The club also expressed their condolences with AIK sports director Bjorn Wesstrom saying: “John’s heart stopped beating during the night, unfortunately doctors have not brought him back to life. It is so terrible.”
It is thought that Turina was born with a minor heart defect, which he had made known when he signed with the club. The heart defect was not believed to be life threatening and Turina was said to be in good health at the time of his death.
Turina signed for AIK in 2010 from Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb in 2010 and had made 65 appearances for the Swedish side. He earned a single international cap in 2006 and is survived by his wife and two one-year-old daughters.