Monitor star Cameron Burrell died by suicide, a medical expert dominated this week, studies say.
The reason for demise for the 26-year-old godson of Olympic observe and area legend Carl Lewis was listed as a “gunshot wound of the pinnacle,” in response to TMZ. Burrell died in a Houston parking storage on Monday (August 9), data point out.
Burrell was a former College of Houston champion sprinter. In line with KTRK, the college’s athletic division, the place Burrell’s Olympic gold medal-winning father serves as the pinnacle observe coach, made the preliminary announcement.
Burrell’s father, Leroy Burrell, launched this assertion:
“My household is extraordinarily saddened with the lack of our son, Cameron, final evening. We’re going via profound sorrow and ask that every one of our pals, prolonged College of Houston household and the observe and area neighborhood within the U.S. and overseas enable us to collect with our closest household and pals,”
Burrell is a former NCAA Nationwide Champion who was a sprinter from 2013 to 2018 on the college’s observe and area staff, in response to KHOU.
Amongst his many achievements, Burrell was a First Group All-American thrice through the indoor and out of doors seasons.
He additionally received the person nationwide championship within the 100-meter in 2018, equaling his father’s accomplishment 28 years earlier.
His father, Leroy, and mom, Michelle Finn-Burrell, every received gold medals in observe on the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
In case you or anybody is battling melancholy or ideas of suicide, please name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.