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
George ended the post by saying, "As we try to navigate this devastating time in our lives, we ask that you please give us time to grieve
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers."
"Our program is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former student-athlete Jalen Hill," the UCLA Men's Basketball account wrote.
"We offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time."