American MMA fighter 'shot himself playing Russian roulette'
Cole, 25, was found dead in his apartment in Dallas, Texas on Saturday morning.
A Dallas police statement confirms that Cole died of a gunshot wound, but it doesn’t specify whether he shot himself or was shot by someone else.
Although his wife Kymberli Cole wrote: "I lost my husband to gunplay" on a crowdfunding website pleading for funeral money as well as for help to raise their four-year-old daughter.
“He made a bad decision that cost him his life,” added Cole’s widow.
CBS journalist J.D. Miles also tweeted that Cole died playing Russian roulette.
Ivan Cole had a professional MMA record of 5 fights with 2 wins and 3 losses. He had recently been suspended by the Texas Athletic Commission for one year due to unsportsmanlike conduct.