MIT Professor, 29-years old, ‘Suddenly’ Drops Dead while Playing Basketball on Campus


by Johnathon Jones

A young math instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology died suddenly on campus last month while he was playing basketball, the school has announced.

According to MIT News, applied mathematics teacher Peter Baddoo was on a campus basketball court in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 15 when he collapsed.

The university offered few details about the incident, other than to note the 29-year-old died “suddenly” and unexpectedly.

“Peter Baddoo, an instructor in the Department of Mathematics, passed away suddenly on Feb. 15 while playing basketball on campus,” the report from MIT News stated.

Colleagues report they were not aware of any underlying medical conditions.

No cause of death is available at this time.

Badoo had been a part of the faculty since 2021, the school said in a statement.

“Baddoo joined the MIT Department of Mathematics in January 2021,” the statement said. “Prior to this, he was an [Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council] Doctoral Prize Fellow at Imperial College London.”

Baddoo studied mathematics in his native country, the U.K. He received his undergraduate degree there at the University of Oxford and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England.

The young scholar made the move to New England, where he specialized in the fields of “complex function theory, fluid dynamics, and machine learning.”

Professor Michel Goemans, the head of the university’s math department, remembered Baddoo for his ability to connect with students.

“Peter was an excellent lecturer — clear, composed, thoughtful, and kind. He was extremely popular among his students,” Goemans said.

One student told the school paper Baddoo’s passion for mathematics actually inspired him to pursue studying the field.

“I took Peter’s class, and I walked out of that class actually liking math,” said the student, who was not named. “I was assured that I want to study more of math and pursue a minor.”

A very fit athlete, his interests extended well beyond mathematics and included music and sports such as basketball and lacrosse — which he played at Oxford and Cambridge universities, and as a member of the Senior England Men’s training squad. He was also a devoted and active member of Park Street Church.

Professor John Bush also memorialized his late colleague in a statement.

“Peter was an outstanding, self-propelling researcher, a master of complex function theory with a burgeoning interest in machine learning, and had several collaborations within the U.S. and farther afield,” Bush said. “He had an exceptionally promising future in academia. He was a deeply respected and valued member of my research group and the broader applied math community. He will be sorely missed.”

Baddoo is survived by his mother, father and his two sisters, and he was engaged to be married at the time of his death.


MIT summed up the burgeoning academic as a “respected and admired scholar, teacher, mentor, and colleague.”

Many unexplained deaths among young people have been occuring with startling regularity – and in nearly all cases without explanation or prior medical histories among the victims.

Former Detroit Lions and XFL linebacker Jessie Lemonier ‘died suddenly’ recently. He was 25.

Jordan Brister, 17, a high school junior died on Jan. 3 when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest. He was found inside one of the school’s bathrooms after gym class.

Another student. Ashari Hughes, just 16died during a flag football game at school, a “sudden cardiac death” just one day before Brister died.

And on January 10, Air Force Academy cadet Hunter Brown, 21 – a standout athlete on the Air Force football team – suddenly collapsed died after he collapsed while walking to class.

18-year-old Cartier Woods was playing basketball with his teammates at Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan. Just three minutes into a game against Detroit Douglass, Woods told his coach, George Tyson, that he wasn’t feeling well.

Rushed to the hospital after losing consciousness, Woods later died from what what called a “cardiac arrest.”

And standout UNLV defensive lineman Ryan Keeler perished at age 20.

All six had been fully vaccinated and “boosted,” per NFL, school, and U.S. military requirements at the time. Baddoo was also vaccinated and boosted, according to MIT requirements.

We are just supposed to accept these untold numbers of athletes, all around the globe, cut down in their prime, for the first time ever…and ask no questions about WHY.


2 thoughts on “MIT Professor, 29-years old, ‘Suddenly’ Drops Dead while Playing Basketball on Campus

  1. The sudden cardiac arrests of Peter Baddoo and otherwise healthy people while exercising fit the profile of those having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a hereditary heart condition. I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy while having an echocardiogram. Fortunately, open heart surgery corrected the condition before it killed me.

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