Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen’s Twin Brother Found Dead
Tyrell Antar Cohen, the twin brother of Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, was found dead Sunday in Wake County, North Carolina.
Wake County sheriff’s office spokesperson Eric Curry, said that Cohen died from electrocution after attempting to climb power equipment at an electrical substation. The 25-year-old was involved in a car accident but fled from the scene. Authorities looked for Tyrell but called off their search after failing to find him. Police believed that Tyrell was electrocuted at the substation during his attempt to flee law enforcement. “He entered the substation, which may have been resulting from the accident,” Curry said.
Cohen was reported missing by his twin brother over the weekend. In a since-deleted tweet, Tarik asked if anybody had seen Tyrell in the Raleigh/Durham area, saying he could be injured.
The Bears released an official statement Sunday night confirming the news of the running back’s brother’s death. “We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Tarik Cohen’s twin brother, Tyrell,” the team statement read. “Our immediate thoughts and prayers go out to Tarik, his mother, Tilwanda, and the rest of their family and loved ones. On behalf of the entire Bears family, we extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all who mourn his loss.”
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 10, 2021
On Monday morning, Tarik tweeted about his brother, remembering him. “I lost my brother, my twin, myself,” the running back wrote. “What a great man he was. I’m glad I got to express just how much I love him while he was here. God truly calls home the best and most worthy. I’ll just miss him forever. I got Riah and Trini Tyrell I swear to god.”
I lost my brother , my twin, myself . What a great man he was . I’m glad i got to express just how much i love him while he was here. God truly calls home the best and most worthy. I’ll just miss him forever. I got Riah and Trini Tyrell i swear to god .
— Tarik Cohen (@TarikCohen) May 10, 2021