Is Marion Barber Related To Tiki Barber? The NFL Running Back Suddenly Passed Away On June 1

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Marion Barber tragically died, and his body was found in his Frisco apartment on Wednesday. What is his cause of death? 

The American football running back, Marion, passed away at 38 years. After leaving Dallas, he was planning to spend a year with the Chicago Bears before finally retiring from the sport. He wanted to get into boxing after departing from football.

The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office and Frisco Police investigate the case. Barber was passionate about football and had colossal love and respect for his teammates and coaches.

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Marion Barber is not related to Tiki Barber. Fans might have confused the two to be connected as they share the same last name and are both parts of the National Football League. People initially thought they were brothers. However, they are not related by blood.

Tiki had played for the New York Giants of the NFL for ten seasons and retired in 2006. He is currently married to Virginia Cha Barber, who he met at the University of Virginia. They have four kids, sons Chason, A.J., and twins Riley and Ella.

American football running back Marion Barber
American football running back Marion Barber

Marion had two younger brothers, Thomas Barber, a linebacker for Minnesota Golden Gophers, and Dominique Barber, former American football safety. Tiki has an identical twin brother, Ronde Barber, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback.

It is unclear if Marion and Tiki ever met as they did not seem to have played together. They were on entirely different teams, and Tiki retired a year after Marion was drafted.

Meet Marion Barber, Brother Dominique Barber & Thomas Barber

Barber's brothers Dominique and Thomas are both football players. Dominique played college football at Minnesota, and he got drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2008 NFL Draft. He is the current Coord. Of Alumni Outreach Relations/NFL Liaison/Recruiting Assistant for Minnesota.

Marion Barber's Dad On His Graduation Day
Marion Barber's Dad On His Graduation Day

Thomas graduated with a degree in business and marketing education with a major in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota. He was the linebacker for Minnesota Golden Gophers.

What Happened To Marion Barber? Cause Of Death

Marion Barber's team has confirmed that he was found lifeless inside his apartment in Frisco, Texas. He passed away at 38 years, just nine days before his 39th birthday. 

The police officers arrived on a welfare call on Wednesday afternoon. The authorities have not provided further details, and the cause of his death might be revealed after further examination. 

Statement released by Marion Barber's team
Statement released by Marion Barber's team

According to NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, he was known for his humanitarian efforts and often worked to give back to the community. His team released a statement and stated that they were heartbroken by the tragedy.

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