National UH and NCAA Track Star Champion Cameron Burrell, Carl Lewis’ Godson, Dies Aged 26 in Unexplained Parking Garage Incident

The University of Houston announced his passing Tuesday on their Twitter account

Former NCAA track star Cameron Burrell has died at the age of 26 following an unexplained parking garage incident.

The University of Houston announced the former sprinter’s death on Tuesday.

‘We are devastated by the unexpected passing of alumnus Cameron Burrell. We offer our sincerest condolences and support to the Burrell family and all who knew him, including Cameron’s many friends, coaches and teammates,’ the university wrote.

The Burrell family says they are ‘grief-stricken’ and ‘going through profound sorrow’ right now.

‘My family is extremely saddened with the loss of our son, Cameron, last night. We are going through profound sorrow and ask that all of our friends, extended University of Houston family and the track and field community in the U.S. and abroad allow us to gather with our closest family and friends,’ Burrell’s father, Leroy, said in a statement obtained by TMZ.

‘We are profoundly grief-stricken, and thank everyone for the outpouring of prayers and support. We will forward more information when it is available.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Natasha Anderson

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