Andrew Simpson

 

 

Age: 36

 

Summary: British Olympic champion sailor who had won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China as crew for skipper Iain Percy in the Star class sailboat competition and whose two-man sailing team also competed at the 2012 London Olympics (again in the Star class event) before failing to defend their title despite being in the lead throughout the competition, but winning the silver medal.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned in a yacht capsize during training

 

Born: December 17, 1976

 

Died: May 9, 2013

 

Location: San Francisco, California