The 2-year-old daughter of Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Shaquil Barrett has tragically died after drowning in their family pool.
According to USA Today, Tampa police responded to a call about a child falling into a pool at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Arrayah Barrett was rushed to hospital, but efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.
The Buccaneers issued a statement on Twitter in response to the heartbreaking news.
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with Shaq, Jordanna and the entire Barrett family during this unimaginably difficult time,” they wrote.
“While no words can provide true comfort at a time such as this, we offer our support and love as they begin to process this very profound loss of their beloved Arrayah.”
Barrett celebrated Arrayah’s birthday with a post on Instagram just one week ago.
“Happy 2nd bday to my cutie girl,” he wrote. “So sweet and cute. You made our family complete. I love you baby girl😘😘”
Arrayah was the youngest of the linebacker’s four children with his wife, Jordanna.