The founder of CorePower Yoga likely died after falling and repeatedly striking his head, according to a report from the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office released Thursday.
Officers found Trevor Tice dead in his California home Dec. 12 after his contractor, who was checking on him, found blood in the house, the report states. Tice was 48 and leaves behind a successful yoga franchise and young daughter.
Tice reportedly had a medical history of significant alcohol and prescription drug abuse. Toxicological studies show he might have been intoxicated when he fell and struck his head.
“His immediate cause of death was his head injuries. … His liver disease could reasonably have contributed to a decreased ability to coagulate blood, and to increased bleeding from his injuries, and alone (absent the head injuries) could have resulted in death,” the report states.
San Diego law enforcement said they were investigating Tice’s death due to “suspicious circumstances.” The report released Thursday revealed dried blood was discovered throughout the house.
“The San Diego Police Homicide Unit has completed its investigation into Tice’s death and concur with the findings of the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office,” the police department said in a statement Thursday.
Tice grew up in Telluride. His family owns and operates Telluride Trappings & Toggery, the town’s longest-standing clothing store. Tice opened the first CorePower Yoga studio on Grant Street in downtown Denver in 2002. During the last 14 years, the company expanded to more than 150 locations across 20 states.
CorePower generated $45.2 million in revenue in 2012 and was on the path to eclipsing $100 million more recently, according to a 2015 Inc. article.