Steph Gómez, known as “The human torch” after her participation in Exatlon Mexico, died on Tuesday, June 1, due to complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The athlete had been hospitalized since May 26 at the Puebla Hospital due to her critical state of health that worsened over the days.

The news of the death of Steph Gómez was confirmed by the official Instagram account of Athlete Booster, the agency that represented the athlete. The statement asked to respect the mourning of family and friends.

“Today, we deeply mourn the passing of our beloved Steph Gomez, family athlete. We ask you to respect the mourning and mourning time experienced by your family and friends,” the letter pointed out.

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For its part, Exatlón México, through its social networks, also sent a message to Steph Gómez, remembering her participation in the program.

“Today we say goodbye to a great woman, athlete and friend. We will always take you to a very special place. Thank you Steph for being part of our family. Fly high our dear Human Torch!”, the publication reads.

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As it is recalled, the athlete was hospitalized on Wednesday May 26 due to complications in her health. The athlete’s brother gave details of what happened that day.

“As of today, Wednesday May 26, at 07:55 pm, Steph is fighting for her life in serious and very delicate condition. Due to the proximity, capacity, quality and availability of beds to care for serious patients with COVID, she was transferred to the Puebla Hospital, which is a private hospital”, he specified in social networks.

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