Observe star Cameron Burrell died by suicide, a health worker dominated this week, stories say.

The reason for dying for the 26-year-old godson of Olympic observe and discipline legend Carl Lewis was listed as a “gunshot wound of the top,” in accordance 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 accordance with KTRK, the college’s athletic division, the place Burrell’s Olympic gold medal-winning father serves as the top observe coach, made the preliminary announcement.

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Burrell’s father, Leroy Burrell, launched this assertion:

“My household is extraordinarily saddened with the lack of our son, Cameron, final night time. We’re going by profound sorrow and ask that each one of our buddies, prolonged College of Houston household and the observe and discipline group within the U.S. and overseas permit us to assemble with our closest household and buddies,” 

Burrell is a former NCAA Nationwide Champion who was a sprinter from 2013 to 2018 on the college’s observe and discipline crew, in accordance with KHOU

Amongst his many achievements, Burrell was a First Group All-American 3 times throughout 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.

Should you or anybody you realize is combating melancholy or ideas of suicide, please name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.