Former UCLA Basketball Player Jalen Hill Dead at 22 After Going Missing in Costa Rica

“Our hearts are shattered and completely broken to inform family and friends that our beloved son, Jalen, has passed away,” Hill’s father George shared on Instagram Tuesday

Jalen Hill, a standout basketball player for the UCLA Bruins from 2017 to 2021, has died, his father shared Tuesday. Hill was 22.

“Our hearts are shattered and completely broken to inform family and friends that our beloved son, Jalen, has passed away,” Hill’s father, George Hill, wrote Instagram Tuesday night, according to Los Angeles Daily News‘ Tarek Fattal who shared a screenshot of the grieving father’s post.

George said that Jalen had gone missing while on a trip to Costa Rica, and the family “recently learned of his passing.”

“We realize that many will have questions, but we are unable to share any details at this time.”

He continued, “We know Jalen has played a part in the lives of so many people. We also acknowledge the role that so many of you have played in his.

No information on cause of death at this point.


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