Eric Zaun death: Pro Beach Volleyball player dead from apparent suicide at age 25

Eric Zaun dead
Pro Volleyball player Eric Zaun reportedly committed suicide at 25. Pic credit: @ericzaunbeachvolley/Instagram

Eric Zaun, a professional volleyball player, reportedly committed suicide by jumping out of the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City on Tuesday.

Zaun was found dead in the parking lot of the hotel and his apparent suicide is still being investigated, according to Atlantic City Police. Several tributes have poured in for the 25-year-old volleyball professional who hails from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Eric Zaun attended Limestone College in South Coralina where he played as an outside hitter in the Limestone College Saints men’s indoor team. Limestone Saints tweeted the following tribute on Eric Zaun’s untimely death.

“Our hearts and our prayers are with the family and friends of Eric Zaun, former Men’s Volleyball player at Limestone. Once a Saint, Always a Saint. Rest In Peace.”

After graduating from college and moving to Florida, the 6ft 3in athlete settled in Southern California and made his debut with the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) in 2017 where he won Rookie of the Year.

Philly Voice states that an eye witness named Mario Cerrito saw a man, believed to be Eric Zaun, jump from the 29th floor. The report does not name Eric Zaun but acknowledges that it is a 25-year-old man from Cherry Hill.

Cerrito has since deleted his tweet out of respect for Zaun’s family.

Eric Zaun was last active on his Instagram on June 5, with his last caption stating: “June is gonna be a good month.”

According to Philly Voice, the death is still being investigated and the scene was under police lockdown after the incident.

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