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X Games Champ Sarah Burke

Dies After Skiing Accident

1/19/2012 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Burke
Freestyle skiing legend Sarah Burke -- a 4-time X Games gold medal winner -- died today from injuries sustained during a recent skiing accident.

The 29-year-old Canadian crashed hard during a training session at the Park City Mountain Resort superpipe in Utah on January 10.

According to reports, Burke went into cardiac arrest shortly after the accident -- but was resuscitated and airlifted to a nearby hospital ... where she underwent major surgery to repair a tear in a major artery. 

But Sarah's injuries proved to be too severe and she was placed on life support. Sarah's publicist confirms she died today, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She is survived by her husband, fellow freestyle skier Rory Bushfield.

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Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Poor girl.
RIP

976 days ago
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jackmama311    

such a shame, sorry to her husband and family.

976 days ago
3.

thestupid    

Thats horrible!!!! :(

976 days ago
4.

soulofanangel    

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Sarah Burke's family: May you find strength now during your sadness but find Peace in Sarah Burke's spirit of living and loving life.
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976 days ago
5.

Jay W.     

Very sad ! RIP Sarah.

976 days ago
6.

memchee    

RIP Sarah. Glad she was doing something she loved.

976 days ago
7.

j    

So Sad!

976 days ago
8.

XYZ    

Sad story. RIP Sarah :(

976 days ago
9.

URSilly    

So sad. God be with her husband and family.

976 days ago
10.

Criss    

Only 29, that really sucks!

976 days ago
11.

Josh    

Wow, I didn't realize how bad it was. Such a sad story for such a pretty girl.

976 days ago
12.

magentapyramid    

My heartfelt condolences to her family.
So sad.
RIP Sarah.

976 days ago
13.

obama'saracist    

thanks for the memories sarah travel well

976 days ago
14.

bee    

God, I can't even imagine. God bless her family. Cherish everyday!!!

976 days ago
15.

Home Skillet    

This is very sad. My heart goes out to her friends and family.

976 days ago
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