Cameron Burrell competing for Houston in 2018
Track star and national champion Cameron Burrell, 100-meter sprinter from the University of Houston and the son of Olympic gold medal-winning parents, has passed away due to suicide, He was 26 with a birthday coming soon.
The University of Houston announced that Burrell had tragically suddenly passed away on Monday.
Records show he died by suicide after his body was inspected by a medical examiner this week. Burrell reportedly passed away due to a “gunshot wound of the head” in a Houston, Texas parking garage.
Cameron Burrell came from a high caliber track and field family.
His father Leroy Burrell was the former world record holder in the 100 meters and his mother, Michelle Finn-Burrell, won a sprint relay gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Spain.
Camerons aunt, Dawn Burrell competed in long jump at the 2000 Australia Olympics.
Camerons god father, Carl Lewis won nine gold medals and is one of the most well known athletes in history.
If you or someone you know is struggling please do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK
The Trackletics family sends our love and condolences to the Burrell family. 🖤
Cameron Burrell competing in the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships