High School Senior Passes Away After Collapsing During Choir Practice

An Illinois teen passed away after collapsing during show choir practice at a school in the Chicago area.

 According to NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV and The Daily Herald, 17-year-old Daniel Moshi passed away on Friday night at Naperville North High School after abruptly losing consciousness.

According to the teen’s mother, Karolin Moshi, he “just passed out” while he was practicing a solo, according to ABC affiliate WLS-TV. She continued, “We don’t know anything else; he collapsed.”

Before first responders arrived at the scene, according to Naperville Fire Department officials, bystanders administered CPR after Moshi passed out. The following day, he was declared dead at Edwards Medical Center after being taken there.

The investigation into Moshi’s death has been confirmed by the DuPage County coroner’s office to PEOPLE. The coroner’s office reported that an autopsy was carried out on Saturday, but the cause of death has not been disclosed.

According to the NBC station, Moshi’s mother allegedly stated that the coroner’s office told her that her son appeared to have “absolutely nothing wrong” with him. According to WLS-TV, Daniel’s father, Loden Moshi, stated that the family is “devastated” and “shocked” by the teen’s passing.

“Jesus is with him. I am aware of that “Karolin, his mother said. “He is humming. He cherished singing to the Lord.”
According to the Herald, Daniel, a senior at West Leyden High School in Franklin Park, was one of 48 Illinois students who participated in the 2022 All-State Honors Show Choir for the Illinois American Choral Directors Association.

According to WMAQ-TV, Coster stated that the association was “saddened by the loss of this beautiful person who loved to sing.” We send our condolences to his family, the Leyden district students, the teachers, and the administrators. According to a Facebook post from St. Andrew’s Assyrian Church in Glenview, Moshi also performed as the alto lead singer there.

Losing a devoted member of a community of believers is challenging and a test of faith, according to St. Andrew’s. “To lose a faithful child to believing parents is beyond comprehension and strains our finite understanding.” According to WMAQ-TV, the Moshi family remembers Daniel as an “honest,” “pure,” and “lovable” young man who aspired to work on Broadway.

Danya Moshi, Daniel’s younger sister, told the publication that “he was amazing.” “You should have fun with siblings if they have any. You feel alone if one of them disappears.” An announcement on the church’s Facebook page stated that Daniel’s funeral was going to take place at Saint Andrew’s on Wednesday morning.