(RoyalPatriot.com )- Thirty-eight-year-old Marion Barber III, a former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, passed away from heat stroke last month. His death was ruled an accident on Monday by the Collin County Medical Examiner’s office. Police doing a welfare check on Barber on June 1 discovered him dead inside his Frisco apartment.
According to reports, authorities broke into Barber’s apartment and discovered him dead in the main bedroom’s shower. They saw that the guest bathroom’s tub faucet was running when the police arrived, and the thermostat had the heat set to “on” with the temperature at 91 degrees. The coroner noted in his findings that Mr. Barber was known to often exercise in sauna-like settings.
According to the police, Barber’s family had not heard from him for six days before his body was discovered. According to sources, Barber’s decaying body was found in his apartment’s bathroom last month and may have been there for several days. Residents noticed water pouring from his apartment and alerted authorities.
Barber’s father, Marion Barber II, told local media that by the time authorities discovered his son, his body had suffered severe decomposition. Marion explained that they examined his son’s tissue as they probed into the cause of death and excluded possibilities. They had not seen any injuries or unusual substances within his body. His lungs were in good condition, and his heart and the vessels around it were healthy.
According to the incident report, police noted Barber was known to have a history of medical difficulties and mental health concerns.
Barber’s death was determined to be an accident.
Between 2005 and 2011, Barber spent seven seasons in the NFL, including six with the Dallas Cowboys. He later played with the Chicago Bears. Marion Barber III ended his career with 4,780 rushing yards and fifty-three touchdowns. He retired from the NFL before the start of the 2012 season.