According to Romania Business insider, Ihelewere, who was playing for the Romanian team CS Deilta Tulcea died during a football match on Sunday (August 5).
Ihelewere collapsed 15 minutes into the match as he was playing against local team FC Balotesi.
The ambulance was called and doctors tried to resuscitate him for around half an hour.
The cause of the death has not yet been announced.
Henry Chinonso Ihelewere had been playing in Romania since 2007, when he was transferred to FC Farul.
He was part of a group of Nigerian players brought to play in Romania’s second division.