Olympian Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter dies after drowning in the pool
Bode Miller and family are mourning the death of their youngest child, their 19-month-old daughter Emeline Grier Miller. Emeline drowned in a pool in the neighborhood of Coto de Caza, California, as reported by People. The Orange County Fire Department said that the paramedics were rushed to the scene and immediately performed CPR before transporting her to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, she was unable to be resuscitated.
The Olympian and alpine skier took to Instagram to pay tribute to his beloved daughter. "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 its fullest every day. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time," he wrote along with a series of pictures of her.
Bode has three more kids, Nash Skan, 3, with wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Beck Miller, and two from his previous relationships, son Samuel, 5, and daughter Neesyn, 10. Morgan and Bode welcomed Emeline in November 2016. She was the youngest in the family and was named after Bode's grandmother. Fans were quick to support Bode with their thoughts and prayers for their little one.
"Thoughts prayers and condolences are with you and your family as words could never help in you pain may your memories of love and laughter be your strength," one fan wrote. "Baby girl got her wings much to soon but forever she will fly and never leave your side. Broken hearts left behind to find a way to move forward. Sending you love and prayers," another noted.
While another fan supported him by saying time will heal the pain as the comment read, "No words can give you the comfort you need right now. I am sorry you have to go through this. May time ease your pain but never take away your sweet memories of Emmy. Blessings to you and your family Bode. God Bless." Another fan told his own story and asked Bode and his family to be strong.
"Bode ~ you’ve lost your brother and cousin. I trust you and Morgan are suffering beyond any words. my son died in a ski accident. a mother’s and father’s pain is unimaginable to others. beautiful baby Emmy. our hearts break for you. bless," the fan wrote for Bode and his family. Morgan and Bode announced in April that they were pregnant with their third child. They took to Instagram and broke the news with an adorable Easter-themed reveal. The baby is due in October this year.