It is a very sad day for skiers and snowboarders as we have just learned that free skiing champion, Sarah Burke has passed away after being hospitalized January 10th 2012. A horrible fall in the Halfpipe at Park City lead to a brain injury which had kept her in a coma. Very little has been said other than that she has passed away but we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and everyone else in the sporting world. Her Family released the following statement:
“The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the international outpouring of support they have received from all the people Sarah touched.”
ABC News released this info on Sarah’s injury:
Hospital officials say Burke sustained severe irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest. As a result, doctors say Burke passed away “peacefully surrounded by those she loved.” ABC News
Sarah was a great competitor, an inspiration and an amazing person. She will be deeply missed.