Gold medalist track star Tori Bowie tragically passed away in May while she was pregnant and in labor. The coroner’s report, which was obtained by TMZ, reveals that the 32-year-old Bowie was discovered deceased in her Florida home on May 2.

According to the report, she succumbed to complications arising from childbirth while being approximately 8 months pregnant and “undergoing labor.”


TMZ was the first to report on the incident last month, as Bowie’s loved ones had grown concerned after not hearing from her for several days. They contacted the authorities to perform a welfare check on the young athlete. Upon entering her residence, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office discovered Tori’s lifeless body.

During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, Tori achieved remarkable success, securing three medals. Her accomplishments included a gold medal as part of the women’s 4×100 meter relay team, a silver medal in the 100-meter dash, and a bronze medal in the 200-meter dash.

In 2017, Tori solidified her status as the world’s fastest woman by winning the 100-meter dash at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, achieving an astonishing time of 10.85 seconds.

Following Tori’s untimely passing, her management team expressed their profound grief and loss. “We have lost not only a client but also a dear friend, daughter, and sister,” stated the sports agency. “Tori was a true champion—a radiant beacon of light. We are utterly heartbroken, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.”

According to the CDC, Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause compared to White women.

Many factors such as  differences in healthcare quality, the presence of chronic conditions, and structural racism contribute to these disparities.

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