American football player Marion Barber III sadly passed away in May, and now his cause of death has been revealed.
Barber played in the National Football League for seven seasons…
And he quickly rose to fame, totaling “4,780 rushing yards, 53 rushing touchdowns over 99 games,” as per TMZ.
But Barber’s death was a clear shock to the sporting world.
There was “no evidence” of trauma on the late star’s body…
And officials confirmed there was no “drug overuse found in Barber’s body.”
TMZ also revealed the star football player was not spotted outside 3 weeks prior to the discovery of his body on June 1.
And many people tried to get in contact with Barber throughout May, but none of them were successful in doing so.
Officers said there was a “leak coming out from his apartment.”
Then police broke in to investigate further.
On June 1, officers forced their way into Barber’s apartment…
And the thirty-eight-year-old was found dead inside the shower of his residence’s master bedroom where the thermostat temperature was set at 91 degrees and the heat was set to on.
It was reported that “water had been running in the tub” in the guest bathroom…
TMZ Sports was told by officials that Barber died of heat stroke.
His death was ruled as an “accident,” by officials.
His attorney, Zoltan Papp, said Barber showed “no signs of trouble” prior to his death.
According to the full autopsy report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Barber died after he had appeared to have been exercising in “sauna-like conditions” in his apartment.
Rest in peace, Marion Barber III.