SJ - July 12, 2022
Former Cowboys running back Marion Barber's cause of death was revealed on Monday. According to the Collin County medical examiner, the 38-year-old died of heat stroke.
Barber's death was ruled an accident. He had apparently been working out in his apartment in sauna-like conditions, something he was known to do.
Via TMZ sports:
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.
In the documents, officials say Barber's body was found in his residence where the thermostat was set at 91 degrees and the heat was set to "on."
Investigators noted there was exercise equipment present at the scene, and said that Barber did, in fact, have a "history of exercising during sauna-like conditions."
According to the report, there was no evidence of trauma or drug overuse found inside of Barber's body, and "no clear evidence of natural disease found" either.
You hate to hear that he died from this kind of accident, but there is a silver lining. He wasn't abusing drugs or murdered. It's still tragic and you feel for his family. To me this is better than the way Chris Farley went out. I think some people feared that when they first heard of Barber's death.
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