The former Olympic and world champion sprinter Tori Bowie has died at the age of 32, her management company confirmed on Wednesday.
“My heart breaks for the family of Tori Bowie,” wrote the three-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Twitter. “A great competitor and source of light. Your energy and smile will always be with me. Rest in peace.”
Bowie was found dead at her home in Orlando, Florida after the local sheriff’s department said they went “for a well-being check of a woman in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in several days.” The department said they were not treating the death as suspicious.
“USATF is deeply saddened by the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion,” Max Siegel, the CEO of USA Track and Field, said in a statement. “A talented athlete, her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.”