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Tori Bowie: Olympic Medallist Died From Childbirth Complications, Her Former Agent Confirms

Tori Bowie, a three-time medallist at the Olympics, passed away as a result of problems during childbirth, her former agency has announced.

Early in May, Bowie passed away at the age of 32 in her Florida home. Her former agent Kimberly Holland has since appeared in American media to put the rumours to rest.

“Unfortunately, so many people, including the media, are making speculations that she did something to herself, which is very hurtful,” Holland told CBS News after confirming Bowie was in labor at the time of her death.

“So hopefully, now knowing the truth, there will be many apologies.”

At the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Bowie won gold for the USA’s 4×100-meter relay team, silver for the 100-meter event, and bronze for the 200-meter event. The following year, Bowie won the 100-meter individual gold medal at the World Championships in London.

According to a report from the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office, Bowie was eight months along with being in labour when she passed away in May.

Her passing was confirmed in a statement issued by her management last month, which read: “We’re devastated 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.”

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