Aged only 32, an Olympic gold medalist has sadly died.
Tori Bowie, an American track and field athlete, competed in the long jump, 100m, and 200m events.
She won gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympics, as well as silver in the 100m dash and bronze in the 200m race. Bowie was also the 2017 world champion in the 100m event.
Sadly, her management firm has declared that the athletic superstar has passed away.
A statement was released by Icon Management, confirming the tragic news. It reads:
"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."
Supporters of the athlete have turned to Twitter to convey their astonishment and sorrow.
A person has written: "I can't believe this. I had just heard word of her going to be with her sister back home and now this."
"This breaks my heart to hear and I will keep the family in my prayers."
"So devastating and shocking to learn of the passing on of Tori Bowie," another added.
"The world of athletics have lost a great champion and patriot of the sport, rest in peace Tori."
"Condolences to the greater family of Tori Bowie, together in prayers."
"This is a complete and utter shock! I can't believe this," a fa commented.
"Life makes absolutely NO sense when death takes someone like this from us!"
"Our thoughts and prayers are with her family!"
"Sad and shocking news," a commented stated.
"Tori's Bowie was a great champion of the sport and will be missed. Condolences to her family at this time."
As of now, the reason behind Bowie's passing has not been disclosed.
The athlete was believed to have been living a quiet life in Florida for the past four years.
Bowie was raised in Sand Hill, Mississippi, and allegedly, she and her sibling were left in foster care by their mother during their infancy. They were eventually adopted by their biological grandmother.
The Olympic gold medalist commenced her career as a track athlete during high school, and she later attributed her success to her family and faith.
"My entire life has been a struggle. It's amazing hearing it, it's something I always dreamed of. It's humbling. I've been through so much and I haven't let anything defeat me yet," she said.