Gymnast, Melanie Coleman Death | Obituary

Melanie Coleman Cause Of Death

20-year-old gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University, Melanie Coleman has passed away. She died on Sunday following an injury sustained during her last training last Friday.

Southern Connecticut State spokesperson, Ken Sweeten, told CNN on Monday that Coleman fell during what he described as a “routine training exercise” on the uneven bars.

“At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with Melanie’s family,” the university’s athletic director, Jay Moran, said in a statement Monday. “This has been devastating to her coaches and teammates and we hope to support them in this very difficult time.”

A GoFundMe page created over the weekend to raise money for Coleman’s family. The website raised over $45,000 from nearly 1,000 donors as of Monday evening.