Grayson Murray committed suicide as cause of death revealed by family in heartbreaking statement

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Grayson Murray committed suicide as cause of death revealed by family in heartbreaking statement

The official cause of death for Grayson Murray has been revealed by his surviving family members. According to Eric and Terry Murray, the late golfer's parents, Murray took his own life on May 25.

Announcing in a statement they made on Sunday, they said (via the PGA Tour):

“We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone. It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves, but that we also have to acknowledge it to the world. It’s a nightmare."

They acknowledged that they have questions without answers, but that they did have a firm answer to one particular question: Was their son loved? The parents said:

"The answer is yes. By us, his brother Cameron, his sister Erica, all of his extended family, by his friends, by his fellow players and – it seems – by many of you who are reading this. He was loved and he will be missed."

Murray cited an illness as his reason for withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Thursday. He had played 16 holes before stepping away.


Grayson Murray's parents thank PGA Tour and golf world for their support

Grayson Murray's parents have revealed what happened to their son, who was 30, as they are attempting to navigate a new world they didn't expect to live in. In their statement, they thanked the PGA Tour and the entire golfing world for what they called an outpouring of support:

"Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now. Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy, and please honor Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else."
Grayson Murray claimed his own life
Grayson Murray claimed his own life

Eric and Terry again thanked everyone for the privacy they hope to get throughout this process. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they navigate a difficult time.

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