facebook Share on Facebook South African Paralympic gold medallist, Oscar Pistorious hanged himself in his prison cell where he was serving a jail term for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, prison officials said on Saturday.

Pistorious, 30, was a celebrated Olympian and Paralympic gold medalist before fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He was convicted of the killing and sentenced to 6 years in prison a year ago.
Staff at the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre in Pretoria, found Pistorious hanging in his prison cell at 5:30 am local time on Sunday. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounce dead an hour later.

“Mr. Pistorious hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window,” the state corrections commission said in a statement. “Mr. Pistorious also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

His body has since been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.

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