Sarah Burke



Age: 29


Summary: Canadian freestyle skier and the best-known athlete in her sport who set the standard for skiing in the superpipe (a sister sport to the more popular snowboarding brand) and lobbied to add superpipe skiing to the Winter Olympics program starting in 2014.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a skiing accident


Born: September 3, 1982


Died: January 19, 2012


Location: Salt Lake City, Utah