It’s with a heavy heart that I report three-time Olympic medalist Frentorish “Tori” Bowie passed away at the age of 32.
According to reports, the Sand Hill, Mississippi native was found dead in Florida on Tuesday (May 2).
No cause of death or details have been released.
Tori Bowie’s death was also confirmed and announced by her management company.
Icon Management said in a statement:
We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion … a beacon of light that shined so bright!
We’re truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family, friends and everyone that loved her.
USA Track and Field released the following statement via Twitter:
USATF is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion.
Her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.
See USATF original tweet below.
Tori Bowie was taken in by her grandmother as an infant after she was left at a foster home.
She found her love of track and field as a teenager and soared as a sprinter and a long jumper.
But, it was at the 2016 Rio Olympics when Tori really let her light shine and she won a silver in the 100 and a bronze in the 200.
She then ran the anchor leg on a 4×100 team with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, and English Gardner to take gold.
A year later, Tori Bowie won the 100 meters at the 2017 world championships in London. She also helped the 4×100 team to gold.
My sincerest condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.
May she rest in paradise.
Source: AP News