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Twenty-six-year-old Cameron Burrell died from a yet to be determined incident in a car park.
The NCAA champion is the son of Leroy Burrell and Michelle Finn-Burrell both Olympic gold medallist. He is the godson of Carl Lewis. Burrell won the NCAA title in 2018 in the 100m sprint and anchored the 4 x 100m relay team for the University of Houston Cougars.
“My family is extremely saddened with the loss of our son, Cameron, last night,” announced Leroy Burrell through the University of Houston.
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. pic.twitter.com/Wnjb12knIh— University of Houston (@UHouston) August 10, 2021
“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.”
Cameron Burrell’s personal best over 100m was 9.93 and 9.90 with an illegal tail wind (+4.45). He had run as fast as 20.75 in the 200m. He is a three-time NCAA champion.