Tori Bowie, the three-time US Olympic medalist and champion sprinter has died, her management team has announced. She was 32.
Bowie’s agent, Kimberley Holland, confirmed to CNN that she was found unresponsive in her Florida home. The cause of death is unknown.
“We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister,” Icon Management tweeted Wednesday. “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.”
Born and raised in Mississippi, Bowie quickly rose the ranks in the world of track and field following her two state high school championship wins in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the long jump. She also won three state titles in the 4×100 relay.
Throughout her 20s, she won two NCAA long jump championships while at Southern Mississippi in outdoor and indoor track in 2021. Before then, she won three Olympic medals at the 2016 Rio Games, taking silver in the 100-meter dash, bronze in the 200-meter dash and gold as the anchor for the 4×100 relay along with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix and English Gardner.
Bowie also clinched the top win at the 100-meter dash and 4×100 relay during the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. Two years prior, she won bronze in the 100-meter dash at the 2015 championships in Beijing. She came in fourth place in long jump at the 2019 World Championships in Qatar.
Many fans, athletes and organizations flooded Twitter sharing condolences after it was announced that she passed away.
“Devastated to hear the news that U.S. sprinter Tori Bowie has passed away. Bowie won Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and was a 2x World title holder. We’ve spoken with her many times and can say she was an even better & nicer person. Bowie was only 32. RIP Tori Bowie,” First and Pen wrote.
“USATF is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion. Her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.”