Marion Barber III, a former running back for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears, died of a heat stroke in his Texas apartment.
The 38 year old was found unresponsive when the police were called to do a welfare check after residents reported water leaking from his apartment.
“The autopsy stated that the apartment’s heating unit was set to “on,” and the thermostat was set to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. The bathtub faucet in Barber’s apartment was also running, and there was workout equipment found in his apartment,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“Mr. Barber was known to exercise in saunalike conditions,” the coroner’s report stated.
“Authorities noted in the police report that Barber’s family had not heard from him for six days before the date his body was found, and he had a ‘history of medical problems and mental health concerns,'” USA Today reported.
The Dallas Cowboys issued a statement on Twitter offering their condolences:
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) June 1, 2022
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