Barry Steenkamp, Father of Oscar Pistorius’ Victim Has Died

The 80-year-old father of the victim of Oscar Pistorius’ fatal shooting, Barry Steenkamp has passed away.

Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the lady who was fatally shot by Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius years ago, has passed away at the age of 80, according to a family spokesperson.

Tania Koen, the family’s attorney and publicist, confirmed the information. The foundation established by the Steenkamp family in honor of their late daughter Reeva also attested to his demise. The foundation disclosed that Barry passed away on Thursday night while sleeping.

In a press release posted on the foundation’s Facebook page, it said: “

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Barry Steenkamp. Barry was a blessing to many and we will remember him with deep love and affection. We take comfort in knowing that he is now with his beloved Reeva.

Barry fights for justice after the death of his daughter Reeva, a model and law graduate. She died at the age of 29. The AP reported that Pistorius shot Reeva, “his girlfriend, multiple times through the closed bathroom door of his home before dawn on Valentine’s Day 2013.” He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 13 years and five months in prison after a series of appeals.

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