LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County coroner has confirmed that Mark Boddie, a well-known Opelika author and motivational speaker, has passed away. He was 27 years old.
Law enforcement says it's too early in their investigation to determine exactly what happened. An autopsy has been ordered and will be performed to determine the manner of death.
Boddie, who was confined to a wheelchair for most of his life, was well known for his outgoing personality and optimism.
Despite his extensive medical history, Lee County Corner Bill Harris says his death was unexpected. His body will be sent to Montgomery for an autopsy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.