Three-time US Olympic medalist Tori Bowie has died of complications from childbirth, her rep confirmed.
Bowie died at his home in Florida at the age of 32. early May.
Her agent, Kimberly Holland, confirmed Tuesday that she was in labor when she died.
“Unfortunately so many people, including the media, have speculated that she may have done something to herself, which is very hurtful,” Holland said at CBS. told the news.
“I hope there will be many apologies now that we know the truth.”
Bowie, who was born in Mississippi, was part of the 4x100m relay USA team that won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She won silver in the individual 100m and bronze in the 200m.
Bowie won a gold medal at the London Games and became the 100m World Champion in 2017.
At the time, world 200m champion and US record holder Noah Lyles took to Twitter to read the news.
Three-time Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica said: “My heart breaks for Tori Bowie’s family. A great competitor and a source of light. Your energy and your smile. is always with me. Rest in peace.”
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