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Mississippi Olympian Tori Bowie died from childbirth complications: autopsy

Tori Bowie
Photo courtesy of USA Track and Field

The cause of death for Mississippi native and Olympic sprinter Tori Bowie has been revealed.

According to reports from USA Today and TMZ, autopsy results from the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office show Bowie died from complications from childbirth. The Sandhill native was estimated to be eight months pregnant and was in labor when she passed away.

Bowie’s death has been ruled as natural. Officials added in the autopsy that she could have suffered from respiratory distress or eclampsia, which is when a person experiences seizures during pregnancy.

Bowie, who died on May 2 at the age of 32, grew up in Rankin County and graduated from Pisgah High School before attending Southern Miss from 2008-2012. While a Golden Eagle, Bowie earned All-American titles in sprinting on three separate occasions.

After college, Bowie took her talents to the largest global stage and won three medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, including gold in the 4x100m relay, silver in the 100m, and bronze in the 200m.

She was laid to rest on May 13 in Brandon.

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