The Trackstar.

FLORENCE DELOREZ GRIFFITH JOYNER

AKA " FLO JO "

BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA; ONE OF ELEVEN CHILDREN TO ROBERT AND FLORENCE GRIFFITH.

FLO JO MADE HER  CAREER DEBUT IN THE 1980S;  WELL KNOWN FOR HER INTERNATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES AND STYLISH FORM FITTING FIELD ATTIRE AND FASHION FORWARD NAILS.

FLO JO IS RECOGNIZED AS THE FASTEST WOMAN OF ALL TIME!  SETTING THE WORLD'S RECORD FOR BOTH THE 100 M AND 200 M IN 1988, SHE STILL REMAINS UNDEFEATED! 

GONE TOO SOON.

 ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1998, GRIFFITH JOYNER DIED IN HER SLEEP AT HOME IN THE CANYON CREST NEIGHBORHOOD OF MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA, AT THE AGE OF 38. THE UNEXPECTED DEATH WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE SHERIFF-CORONER'S OFFICE, WHICH ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 22 THAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS SUFFOCATION DURING A SEVERE EPILEPTIC SEIZURE. SHE WAS ALSO FOUND TO HAVE HAD A CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA, A CONGENITAL VASCULAR BRAIN ABNORMALITY THAT MADE JOYNER SUBJECT TO SEIZURES. ACCORDING TO A FAMILY ATTORNEY, SHE HAD SUFFERED A TONICโ€“CLONIC SEIZURE IN 1990, AND HAD ALSO BEEN TREATED FOR SEIZURES IN 1993 AND 1994

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