In an unfortunate series of events that has only added to the sorrow of a tragic death, TMZ reveals that the Olympian gold medalist sprinter, Tori Bowie, was going through labor when she passed away.
The postmortem examination report, as acquired by TMZ, revealed that the 32-year-old Bowie was discovered lifeless in her bed at her Florida residence on May 2. The report confirmed that the cause of death was complications during childbirth. At the time of her demise, Bowie was approximately eight months into her pregnancy and was in the throes of labor.
The initial news about the incident was brought forward by TMZ, who reported that Bowie’s relatives started to worry after days of not hearing from her. The alarm resulted in the police being called to carry out a welfare check on the young sportswoman. Upon entering her home, the deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office discovered Tori’s lifeless body.
Bowie had an illustrious career in athletics. During the Summer Olympics held in Brazil in 2016, she won three medals. These included a gold in the women’s 4×100 meter relay, a silver in the 100-meter sprint, and a bronze in the 200-meter sprint.
In 2017, Bowie earned the title of the fastest woman globally by clinching the 100-meter dash at the 2017 IAAF World Championships held in London, clocking a remarkable time of 10.85 seconds.
Following her untimely passing, Tori’s management conveyed their deep sorrow, stating, “We mourn the loss of a client, a cherished friend, a daughter, and a sister,” according to the sports agency. “Tori was a beacon, a ray of light that shone so brilliantly! We are profoundly saddened, and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.”