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How did Katie Meyer die? Cause of death revealed as GoFundMe page raises over $130,000

Stanford women’s soccer team captain Katie Meyer died on March 1. As family and friends mourn the loss of the athlete, authorities have released details surrounding his sudden death.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner-coroner said there was no indication of foul play behind Meyer’s death. However, it was “determined to be self-inflicted”.

Sheriff Laura Smith said in a statement that sheriff’s deputies arrived at her dorm at 11:33 a.m. He continued:

“Upon arrival, the deputies met with the Stanford Public Safety Department and the Palo Alto Fire Department, who were already on the scene. The Palo Alto Fire Department informed the deputies that they had located an unresponsive female student inside the dorm.”

Firefighters declared Katie Meyer dead at 10:45 a.m.

The thoughts and hearts of the entire US Soccer Federation go out to the family, friends, teammates and loved ones of Katie Meyer. twitter.com/GoStanford/sta…

It comes after the goalkeeper underwent grueling knee surgery in February. In a TikTok posted last month, she told thousands of followers that she slacks off on a normal Friday “because my knee is so swollen.”

The soccer star was back on track with sport after his surgery (Image via kdmeyer19/Twitter)
The soccer star was back on track with sport after his surgery (Image via kdmeyer19/Twitter)

In the days leading up to his death, the star athlete shared photos alongside his father Steve, obviously showing the close bond between the two.

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Created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the Katie Meyer memorial

Andrea Scoralle has created a fundraiser to raise money for the 22-year-old’s funeral on behalf of Steve Meyer. In her campaign statement, she said:

“To know Katie was to love Katie. She was larger than life, an incredibly bright light on and off the football field and to our community. She was a leader in all that she pursued.”

The fundraiser listed several Katie Meyer accolades. She also said the athlete’s friends and followers can show their support through their prayers, thoughts, food and gift cards.

A GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for the athlete's funeral (Image via GoFundMe)
A GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for the athlete’s funeral (Image via GoFundMe)

Andrea added that it would be extremely beneficial if people could contribute financially to the funeral.

The creators of the GoFundMe page want to raise $200,000. As of this writing, they have raised $138,710. Peter Kellner made the highest donation of 10,000. The donations kept coming in.

RIP Katie Meyer 🙏 Our condolences go out to her loved ones at this difficult time. https://t.co/mskrHlhrri

Katie is survived by her parents, Steve and Gina Meyer, and her siblings Siena and Samantha.


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