17-Year-Old Kid Dies Suddenly After Collapsing in Middle of Choir Event at High School

Daniel Moshi, 17, of Franklin Park, Illinois, collapsed and died during a choir rehearsal near Naperville North High School.

The DuPage County coroner’s office is investigating Moshi’s death.

Moshi is part of a 48-student choir practicing for the Honors Show Choir of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Chapter President Laura Coster said Moshi had been seated when he collapsed, and three people performed CPR.

Moshi was taken to Edwards Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was unknown.

Friends and choir members posted their feelings and thoughts on Facebook.

One post said, “For a community of believers to lose a faithful member is difficult, and a test of faith; for believing parents to lose a faithful child is beyond comprehension and stretches our limited senses of understanding.”

Another read, “Daniel may not be with us on earth anymore, and no ‘word’ can totally ease the pain of the loss, but the loss of Daniel on earth is assured to us to be singing to the ‘Word’ in Paradise.”

The church posted a verse. “The church posted two Bible verses as well: “Luke 23:43: Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise, and John 1:1 ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.'”

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Relative Sarhadoon Ibrahim posted on Facebook, “[H]e was a choir member and singing to Lord he will be missed from all who have chance to know him he was humble, active and loved by all,”

Church member Hani Khiziran posted, “Last night, we lost one of the best members of our church’s youth Daniel Moshi.”

A representative from the school said, “This loss impacts our entire Leyden community. This loss impacts our entire Leyden community,”

He concluded, “We encourage anyone who is struggling to reach out to a trusted adult, and our Student Services department is available to provide support. We also ask everyone to look after each other during this difficult time.”

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“It’s very hard losing such a smart educated polite young person. Daniel had an angelic voice and I enjoyed every time hearing him while he was performing at St. Andrew’s Church.”

Khiziran added that “heaven gained an angel today. You will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to his parents Carolyn & Loden Moshi. Keep singing with angels Dany! Rest in heaven.”

Moshi was a student at Leyden High School in Franklin Park, according to WMAQ.