Little League coach collapses on field, dies in front of son

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An Illinois-based Little League coach collapsed and died in front of his son and team Wednesday, Chicago’s WBBM-TV reports.

While coaching his Beecher Hot Rods, 43-year-old Brian Jones passed away from cardiovascular disease, The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.  According to his wife, there was no sign of any problem until he suddenly fell ill and collapsed.

“I asked him what’s going on, and then he said, ‘I’m going to pass out.’ And he fell over on top of me,” Bobbie Jones said.

“He’s a fun-loving guy, and he’s going to be sorely missed by everybody,” she added. “He always tried to do the right thing and have fun and the kids he loved.”

According to his wife, Jones, an organ donor, was able to pass on four of his organs after dying.