Volleyball Player Dies In Apparent Suicide

The sports activities world is mourning the lack of Eric Zaun. The skilled volleyball participant died from an obvious suicide after leaping out the window of his Atlantic City resort room.

Eric Zaun, 25, died on June 11 after leaping out the window of his resort room on the 29th ground of the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in accordance with PEOPLE. The Atlantic City Police Department responded round 5:30 p.m native time to a report of a person discovered lifeless within the resort’s parking zone, Sergeant Kevin Fair instructed PEOPLE, and investigators found that stated man had died from an obvious suicide. At first, the police wouldn’t reveal the person’s identification, selecting to solely say he was a 25-year-old from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. When the authorities lastly confirmed that it was Eric, it despatched a shock all through the volleyball neighborhood, who shared their overwhelming disappointment on-line.

The AVP is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Eric Zaun,” the Association of Volleyball Professionals shared on Instagram. “Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. He will be deeply missed.” “This is a huge loss for the entire volleyball community,” stated USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis in a press release. “Eric was a talented young beach player and stepped up this spring to play snow volleyball for the U.S. He will be missed.”

“He was the most unique person I’ve ever known. He could light up any room with his smile and his laughter and attitude were infectious,” teammate Eric Ratledge stated, per Yahoo News. “It was a privilege to be his partner and to have him in my life, he brought out the best in me and I’ll miss him forever.”

Eric, a New Jersey native, moved to California in 2017 to raised pursue his skilled volleyball profession by becoming a member of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. It labored: VolleyballMagazine.com and the Association of Volleyball Professionals named him 2017’s Rookie of the Year. Before that, he had received the National Volleyball League Breakthrough Athlete award in 2015. Before his transfer west, Eric attended Limestone College in South Carolina, the place he performed males’s volleyball. The sport took him world wide, and most lately, his workforce positioned fifth in Austria and ninth in Italy in International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) competitions, in accordance with Fox News.

Sand Wannabes, a discussion board for volleyball gamers, paid tribute to Eric by sharing just a few pics whereas remembering a time when he visited Aussie’s Grill & Beach Bar in Austin, Texas. “A few Sand Wannabes to many got to know Eric on different levels at different times from his NVL days to current AVP days, and those interactions from watching him play with so much intensity to casual convos were always memorable. It’s a sad day. If you’re going through stuff/life reach out, especially in the sand volleyball world as there are good crews of listeners when needed. RIP Eric.”

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