He was 25 years old.
The accident happened near his home in South Africa and an investigation is still ongoing.
Here's what one confidante said:
"I'm totally shattered. He was talented, ultra-competitive but at the same time extremely humble and a true gentleman."
Another Olympian friend tweeted:
Absolutely devastated by the tragic news of Burry Stander's Passing. A South African Icon and sporting great. RIP my friend.
— Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius) January 3, 2013
Our hearts go out to Stander's family and friends. It is terrible to lose someone, but it is especially tragic to lose someone at such a young age and in the prime of their career.
[Image via Twitter.]