Bode Miller Thanks Fans for Their Support Following 19-Month-Old Daughter's Drowning

Fans of the Olympic skier can support the family with help from GoFundMe
By Mike Vulpo Jun 12, 2018 11:44 PMTags
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Earlier this week, Bode and his wife Morgan Miller confirmed the news that their daughter had passed away over the weekend.

"We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday," the couple wrote on social media. "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."

Orange County Fire Authority would later confirm to E! News that the child passed away after a tragic drowning accident in a Coto de Caza, Calif., pool.

"This is extremely tragic for everybody—for the family, for the neighbors and the community, as well as the first responders including sheriff's deputies and fire paramedics," Captain Steve Concialdi shared with E! News. "These calls are one of the worst calls that firefighter paramedics respond to....This is a public safety message. Children are so quickly drawn to water. They think it's playtime and they don't see the danger. These types of calls happen so quickly."

The Orange County Sheriff's Department said the case is being investigated as a tragic accident with no evidence of criminal wrong doing or negligence.

As the family continues to grieve, athletes, celebrities and strangers are expressing their support on social media. In fact, Olympic stars including Shawn Johnson, Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety have all voiced their condolences to the family.