Godson Of Carl Lewis, Track Star Cameron Burrell Found Dead At 26

Cameron Burrell

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Former NCAA Track & Field Champion Cameron Burrell has reportedly passed away at the age of 26 years old. Burrell's father and former track coach, Leroy Burrell, shared the news in a brief statement on Tuesday.

“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, wrote.

Burrell was an accomplished track star who rose to prominence at a young age. In 2012, he helped Team USA win the boy's 4x100m relay at World Junior Championships. As a college student, he helped the University of Houston win the men's 4x100m relay at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Beaverton, Oregon. He also won the NCAA title in the men's 100-meter dash in 2018. After leaving college, he helped Team USA win the men's 4x100m relay at the 2018 Athletics World Cup. One year later, he helped Team USA win silver in the same event at the World Relays.

Burrell comes from a family of athletic stars. Both of his parents, Leroy Burrell and Michelle Finn-Burrell, are Olympic gold medalists. Not to mention, his godfather is Carl Lewis, the most decorated men's track & field star in American history.

At this time, the cause of death has not been determined yet. However, the University of Houston says it will share that information when it becomes available.

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