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