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Beach Volleyball Player Eric Zaun Jumps From Atlantic City Hotel To Death

News by Joey Jordan Published on 14 Jun,2019

Professional Volleyball Player Eric Zaun Dies At 25 From Suicide

  • Professional beach volleyball player Eric Zaun committed suicide.
  • He was 25 years old.
  • The AVP took to its Instagram announcing the death of the player.
  • One week before his death, Zaun shared a photo on his Instagram that showed him playing volleyball with a fellow athlete.

Professional beach volleyball player Eric Zaun committed suicide by jumping from the window of his Atlantic City hotel room.

The Atlantic City Police Department officer responded to an emergency call reporting a person found dead at the Borgata Hotel at around 5:30 pm. Police only identified the man as a 25-year-old male from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Meanwhile,  several volleyball organizations announced the death of Eric Zaun, the Cherry Hill-native. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Road Dog

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Zaun debuted in beach volleyball in 2017 and won the AVP's rookie of the year prize after he graduated from Limestone College in South Carolina. He played as an outside hitter on the men's indoor team in his college days.

A week before he took his own life, he shared a photo on his Instagram in which he was seen playing volleyball with fellow athlete Avery Drost. He captioned the post with: "June is gonna be a good month."

 
 
 
 
 
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June is gonna be a good month @rokasports #findfaster #rokaoptics @fitsimplify

A post shared by Eric Zaun (@ericzaunbeachvolley) on

The beach volleyball community and all the sports supporters have been rocked by the tragic death of the young athlete. Many of his fellow players expressed their sorrow on their social media as well as on Twitter.

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