Keion Carpenter, a former NFL safety who played for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons, died Thursday morning. His family issued the following statement:
“It is with regret that we as a family announce that at 6:47 a.m. Keion Eric Carpenter was pronounced dead at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, Fla.”
Carpenter was only 39 years old and had been working with non-profit organizations for over a decade. Our thoughts are with Carpenter’s friends and family.
Keion Carpenter Cause of Death
Carpenter was on vacation with his family and was playing with his children when he slipped and fell on his head on Wednesday. He fell into a coma and was hospitalized. Less than 24 hours after his accident, he was pronounced dead. Jamila Smith, a cousin of Carpenter’s, told the Baltimore Sun that “They were running to the car when [Carpenter] slipped, fell, hit his head and slipped into a coma. It was just a freak accident,” she said. “He was always healthy; he went to the doctor, ate well and worked out.”