Monitor star Cameron Burrell died by suicide, a medical expert dominated this week, experiences say.
The reason for loss of life for the 26-year-old godson of Olympic observe and area legend Carl Lewis was listed as a “gunshot wound of the pinnacle,” in keeping with 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 keeping 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 by means of profound sorrow and ask that each one of our mates, prolonged College of Houston household and the observe and area group within the U.S. and overseas permit us to assemble with our closest household and mates,”
Burrell is a former NCAA Nationwide Champion who was a sprinter from 2013 to 2018 on the college’s observe and area workforce, in keeping with KHOU.
Amongst his many achievements, Burrell was a First Workforce All-American thrice through the indoor and outside seasons.
He additionally gained 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 gained gold medals in observe on the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
When you or anybody you already know is combating despair or ideas of suicide, please name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.