The 2016 Olympic gymnasts have been suspended for the duration of the Rio Olympics, after the team’s coach, Karina Vujicic, reportedly killed himself.
The gymnastics coach was found dead in his hotel room on Monday, the Associated Press reported.
It’s unclear how Vujich had killed herself, but she had previously said that she felt like she was “trying to save herself,” the AP said.
Vujicik, who is married with two children, had been with the team since its inception and was an integral part of it’s success.
The news was greeted with grief from gymnastics fans around the world, with many posting on social media that they would miss Vujik dearly.
The national Olympic committee suspended the team until further notice and Vujics family said in a statement that she was deeply saddened by the news.
“She has a strong family and close friends, and she is devastated to learn that she has committed suicide,” the statement read.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.”
The AP reported that Vujicaic had been in talks with her coaches after her death, but the talks fell apart, and Vajicic died before reaching a deal.
She was believed to have been in a car with a man who was later found dead, but it’s not clear what happened to the car or what happened with the other passengers.
Vujican is survived by her husband, a child, a stepdaughter, a nephew and a brother-in-law, according to the AP.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.