The 2-year-old grandson of Milwaukee Bucks coach Adrian Griffin died Saturday after the boy's father found him unconscious hours earlier.
Jayce D. Griffin of Urbana, Ill., was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. Saturday at Carle Foundation Hospital, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup. The coroner's office said preliminary reports from an autopsy conducted Monday showed no evidence of trauma or foul play.
"At this time, Jayce Griffin's death appears to be from natural causes pending further testing and final autopsy results," Northrup said in a statement.
Northrup said the death is under investigation by the Champaign Police Department and the Champaign County Coroner's Office. No additional information will be released until the investigation is complete.
"My grandson Jayce was very special to me and my family, and his passing is an agonizing tragedy that will be felt forever," Adrian Griffin said in a statement released by the Bucks. "I appreciate you respecting our family's pain and privacy at this time."
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