Malaysian professional golfer Arie Irawan Ahmad Fauzi, 28 years of age passed away on Sunday, 7th April 2019.
The professional golfer was competing at a PGA tournament in China and died of natural causes according to reports from the hospital.
We are greatly saddened to have to report the news that a member of the PGA TOUR Series-China family, Arie Irawan of Malaysia, passed away this morning.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/MIkLu42ECH
— PGA TOUR Series-China (@PGATOURChina) April 7, 2019
Arie missed his chance at the Sanya Championship but remained on the tour, as per the statement was given on the PGA Tour's website.
As per the information provided by the deceased golfer's roommate, Kevin Techakanokboon, the former wasn't moving in his bed and the latter called for another player to provide assistance with the grave situation.
Local emergencies arrived 45 minutes later but couldn't revive Arie Irawan, and was pronounced dead.
In a statement given by the tour's executive director Greg Carlson,
This is just a terrible tragedy that affects all of us who are part of a very tight-knit family here in China,
Arie played with us in 2018, his first full year on our tour, and I know he was excited about this season as he continued his professional golf pursuits.
We are incredibly saddened by this news, and we extend our sincere condolences to his wife and family.
Arie Irawan was born on the 21st of August 1990 and was 28 years when he died on Sunday.