Cause of death for Dayton Flyers’ Steve McElvene released

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Steve McElvene died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to results of autopsy released Monday.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The cause of death for Dayton Flyers center Steve McElvene’s death is from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the Allen County (Ind.) Coroner’s Office announced Monday.

McElvene’s manner of death was natural.

McElvene, 20, was found unresponsive inside his home in the 700 block of Romy Ave. in Fort Wayne, Ind., at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, according to the report. Emergency services provided care without success. He was pronounced dead at 11:19 am. He was transported to the Northeast Indiana Forensics Center for autopsy.

McElvene just finished his second year at the University of Dayton. He did not play as a freshman in 2014-15 and played a major role in the team’s success last season, setting a school record with 55 blocks.