U.S. Olympic Skier Bode Miller Mourns the Death of 19-Month-Old Daughter: “We Are Beyond Devastated”

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Tragedy struck the family of Olympic Skier Bode Miller on Sunday (June 10) when his daughter Emeline Grier Miller drowned in a pool in the neighborhood of Coto de Caza, California.

She was just 19 months old.

“We are beyond devastated,” Miller wrote on his Instagram page on Monday (June 11) alongside pictures of his dear daughter. “Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.”

According to reports, Orange County Fire Department paramedics were quickly on the scene of the drowning and attempted to resuscitate the little girl as she was rushed to a local hospital, but it was simply too late to save her.

What makes this tragedy so much more heartbreaking is the fact that the Miller family were anticipating the birth of their fifth child when the drowning occurred. On April 1, Miller made the announcement on his Instagram that his wife is expecting a baby due this October.

Happy Easter 🐣🐰From our growing Miller Family

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Everyone here at One Country sends our heartfelt condolences to Miller and his family, and pray that God watches over you in the painful days ahead.

 

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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