Chris Culliver, Chris Cullors family members speak out after the death of his daughter
Chris Cullivers family members have released a statement about the death and their own personal tragedies.
The Cullivers have not been named publicly, but the elder Culliver told ESPN he was a father, husband and grandfather.
Culliver said he was “a good man” who had struggled with substance abuse and mental illness.
The elder Cullivers daughter, Samantha, died in January, according to family.
They did not provide further details.
Chris Culliver and his family, with the help of his sister, shared a statement on Facebook on Monday night: “On Monday, March 23, 2017, the family of Chris Culling, Jr., the 6-year-old son of the late Chris Cullin, died.
Chris was a loving father, brother and grandfather who will be sorely missed.
We are praying for a speedy recovery for his sister Samantha, as well as his beloved family and friends.
Chris and his sister were born and raised in the Carolinas, where they attended St. Mary’s Elementary School.
The Cullins’ children, Samantha and Chris Jr., are currently at St. Andrews Catholic School.
Chris’ brother, Brian Culling Jr., posted on Facebook that Chris was the type of person that “gets you to get up and do something good, and he did that for so many of us.”
Brian Culling said that he had been dealing with mental illness for many years and that his brother had “a lot of heart” and “he never backed down from a challenge.
He always believed in his dream, and so did his family.
“Culling’s sister, Samantha Culling of Concord, South Carolina, died of complications from pneumonia, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said in a news release Monday.
Coulters sister, Savannah Culling told ABC News in March that her brother was “always the smartest kid” in his class.
The family released a separate statement on Monday saying that “he always had a smile and always had fun.
He was a good man and a good friend.
We all loved him and we are forever grateful for all he had done for us.
“The elder Mulliver has been active on social media, and his daughter posted a picture of him posing with his sons, Zach and Jacob, in a white tank top and matching black shorts.