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Olympic Star Bode Miller Left Heartbroken After Daughter Drowns In Swimming Pool

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Olympic Star Bode Miller Left Heartbroken After Daughter Drowns In Swimming Pool

Tragic news has emerged overnight, as record-breaking Olympian Bode Miller shared the news that his 19-month-old daughter passed away over the weekend.

The family were attending a party at a neighbour's house when Emeline Grier Miller fell into the pool and drowned, TMZ has reported.

Miller, who is a champion ski racer, posted on Instagram this morning to say his family is 'beyond devasted'.

He is married to volleyball player and model Morgan Beck, who is currently pregnant. Emmeline, known as Emmy, was his fourth child, and their second child together.

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His fifth child is due in October.

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Credit: PA

The Olympian shared photos and videos of his daughter in the post, showing Emmy chatting and sharing kisses with her mum, playing in the bath with her siblings and dressing up in fancy costumes.

His full status read: "We are beyond devastated. 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."

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His wife shared the same series of heartbreaking photos.

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Credit: Instagram

Emergency services arrived on the scene as quickly as possible, including Orange County Fire. Despite CPR on the scene and being rushed to hospital, doctors were unable to revive the little girl.

Bode had named Emmy after his grandmother Emeline.

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He is the most decorated male US skier, with 33 World Cup wins, two overall titles, four world championships and six Olympic medals. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he became the oldest alpine skier to win a medal, aged 36 at the time.

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Credit: PA

Fans and famous faces have flooded Twitter and Instagram with well-wishes to the family.

Dan Linden, who works for ABC News, wrote: "Awful. Every parent's worst nightmare."

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Another person tweeted: "As a parent who also lost a child there is NOTHING more devastating then that. Let's remember the important things in life, not if are team wins or not. Please say a prayer for him."

Our thoughts are with the whole Miller family today.

Featured Image Credit: PA / Instagram

Topics: Death, UK News, olympics, Tragedy, Winter Olympics

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