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NFL Player Tarik Cohen's Twin Brother Found Dead by Electrocution

Gracious Egedegbe
May 11, 2021
09:00 A.M.
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NFL running back Tarik Cohen is grieving the death of his 25-year-old twin brother, who was found dead by electrocution.


Tarik Cohen, an NFL running back for Chicago Bears, has lost his twin brother Tyrell Antar Cohen to electrocution according to reports.

The 25-year-old was found dead in Wake County as he was electrocuted while trying to climb power equipment at an electrical substation.

Tarik Cohen attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIII Radio Row in Atlanta Georgia on February 01, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Tyrell was reported to have gone missing, and his famous brother had sent out a tweet asking for help in searching for his twin brother. Later on, a tweet revealed that an unidentified person had been found dead, and was later discovered to be Tarik's brother.

Since the death of his brother was announced, the Chicago Bears running back shared a statement on his Twitter where he paid tribute to his late brother.


He described the deceased as a good man and noted how grateful he was to have been able to express his love for his brother before adding his commitment to his family.

In another tweet, Tarik thanked his fans and followers for their support and condolences and asked that they allow his family to mourn their loss in private.

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Tyrell's death, and no one is a prime suspect.


The Bears also released a statement where they expressed their sympathy and support to their running back, sending out their love and respect to the family as they cope with their dark times.

Before his death, Tyrell was reported to have been involved in a scene that had him running away from police officers and reportedly fled the scene of a car accident near Interstate 540 and Six Forks Road.

Shortly after a missing report was filed, the search was called off after reports emerged that Tyrell had been electrocuted. It is believed that he ran into the substation trying to escape the cops. Authorities do not suspect foul play in Tyrell's death, and no one is a prime suspect.