Tori Bowie, an Olympic track and field winner, died last month at the age of 32 from problems connected to delivery, according to an autopsy report.
According to an autopsy report from the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office in Florida, Bowie was around eight months pregnant and in labor at the time of her death.
According to the medical examiner’s office, the cause of death was natural.
NBC News has not yet received or verified the autopsy report, and neither the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office nor the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded quickly to requests for comment.
According to reports, probable concerns for Bowie included respiratory distress and eclampsia. Authorities reported she had a “well-developed fetus” at the time of her death.
According to the Mayo Clinic, eclampsia is the beginning of seizures or a coma caused by preeclampsia, a high blood pressure illness that can happen during pregnancy.
According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of eclampsia that emerge before seizures include severe headaches, eyesight issues, mental disorientation, or abnormal behaviors.
However, there are frequently no symptoms or warning signs, according to the Mayo Clinic’s website. Eclampsia can happen before, during, or after delivery.
Icon Management, Bowie’s management organization, announced her death on May 3.
They’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter, and sister, Icon Management said through Twitter. Tori was a champ—a ray of light that shone so brightly! They are devastated, and their thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
“We’re devasted to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away. 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 and friends. pic.twitter.com/ES83SjM7u4— Icon Management Inc. (@iconmanagement) May 3, 2023
The three-time Olympic winner was discovered dead in her house in Winter Garden on May 2 when cops were doing a welfare check. According to authorities, no evidence of foul play was discovered.
Bowie earned silver in the 100-meter dash and bronze in the 200-meter dash at the 2016 Rio Olympics before leading Team USA to victory in the 4×100-meter relay.
The Sandhill, Mississippi, native was also a two-time world champion runner, according to Max Siegel, CEO of USA Track and Field, in a statement last month.
Siegel said she was a brilliant athlete; her influence on the sport is incalculable, and she will be dearly missed.
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