Dani Jarque was talking with his girlfriend on the phone while the conversation suddenly stopped. She called his room-mate Ferran Corominas, who went to check on him together with team delegate José María Calzón. They found Jarque on the ground. Although he was taken to the hospital, he couldn't be reanimated.
Daniel Jarque joined Espanyol at the age of 12. He made his first team debut when he was 19 and was appointed captain earlier this summer after the departure of Raúl Tamudo. With his club, he won one Spanish cup in 2006. With Spain, he won one European U-19 championship in 2002.
Espanyol will return to Barcelona tomorrow. FC Barcelona has put out an official statement offering the club's condolences to the player's family and to Espanyol. Barcelona president Joan Laporta did the same on behalf of the club, talking to Spanish news agency EFE: "We're totally dismayed. Today, we're all mourning."