Tragic American track star Tori Bowie was in labor when she died, according to a coroner’s report obtained by TMZ.
The 32-year-old died in bed at her home in Florida on May 2, and until now the cause of death was unknown.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed on May 4 that the athlete was pregnant at the time of her death, and it has now been confirmed that she was “in labor” when she died.
It is reported that Bowie’s loved ones became concerned after she had not been heard from for several days, and when cops from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrived to do a wellness check, they removed her. found dead in her bed.
The coroner’s report confirms that she died of complications from childbirth and was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.
American sprinter Tori Bowie, died on May 2 at the age of 32 and was in labor at the time
Bowie (L) won Olympic gold with the United States women’s 4x100m relay team in Rio in 2016
Bowie was a three-time Olympic medalist in 2016 for the United States, winning gold in the women’s 4x100m relay, silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m.
She was the fastest woman in the world in 2017 and won the World Championships in London with a time of 10.85 seconds.
At the time of his death, tributes poured in for one of America’s biggest athletic stars with the USATF telling DailyMail.com they were “deeply saddened by the passing of Tori Bowie, three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion. .
“A talented athlete, her impact on the sport is immeasurable and she will be sorely missed.”
Top athletes like Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson have all mourned the loss of Bowie in social media posts.
Lyles, the American record holder and three-time world champion, led the reactions to Bowie’s passing – responding to her management agency’s statement on Twitter, saying, “I can’t believe this. I had just learned that she was going to be with her sister at home and now this. It breaks my heart to hear and I will keep the family in my prayers.
Bowie last competed on the world stage at the 2019 World Championships in Qatar
Neighbors said Bowie appeared to be ‘seven to eight months pregnant’ before her death
One of Bowie’s competitors, Jamaican Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce also paid tribute, Tweeter, ‘My heart breaks for the family of Tori Bowie. A great competitor and source of light. Your energy and your smile will always be with me. Rest in peace.’
Several American track and field athletes also offered their condolences as they woke up early on Wednesday.
Sha’Carri Richardson, the woman who won the 100m sprint but was disqualified after a failed drug test, posted on her Instagram Story: “People never know what you’re going through.” Arise queen, you deserve peace.
Tianna Bartoletta, a teammate of Bowie on the winning 4x100m relay team in Rio, tweeted a heartbreaking emoji and a photo of herself running to hug Bowie after their gold medal victory.
American long jumper Brittney Reese said, “I’m so heartbroken about this…You’ve made so many of us proud, thank you for representing our state of Mississippi the way you did…RIP!”
Away from the track, Bowie has had a troubled existence, with DailyMail.com revealing last month that she had a long history of erratic and troubling behavior, according to friends and neighbors living next door to her in Winter Garden, a suburb Orlando chic.
Police were called to carry out a wellness check at his home in Winter Garden, Florida on May 4
Born Frentorish Bowie on August 27, 1990, ‘Tori’ was placed in foster care with her sister Tamarra, 11 months her junior, when she was 2 years old.
One recalled meeting Bowie, 32, on the street, holding a knife and yelling at a boyfriend.
Bowie’s $500,000 home had been on the verge of being repossessed for the past two years because it owed more than $22,000 to its homeowners association, according to court documents seen by DailyMail.com.
Orange County court records reveal Bowie, a standout track star and two-time NCAA long jump champion at the University of Southern Mississippi, had 16 traffic violations since 2019.
The Overlook at Hamlin Homeowners Association sued Bowie and an ‘unnamed spouse’ in April 2021 over non-payment of appraisals on her property, which she bought for $299,000 in March 2017.
Bowie grew up with his younger sister, Tamarra (left) and the couple remained close throughout
Bowie featured in ad campaigns for Adidas, as well as Vogue and Sports Illustrated
It was due for seizure in 2022, but the auction was canceled and the case was voluntarily dismissed last July.
Bowie last competed on the world stage in 2019 at the Qatar World Championships, but had spent the last four years of his life living quietly in Florida, doing occasional modeling work for Valentino and ESPN.
On social media, her grieving sister Tamarra, 36, hinted at mental health issues.
“People who pretend to be happy have some of the saddest souls and people who don’t try to convince the world they’re happy have the most genuine souls because they’re just being them for themselves and no one. else,” she said. in a Facebook post.