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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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tlcmk    

Bummer, but at least she died doing what she loved.

986 days ago
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Kevin    

Burke will be remembered for the legacy she left for women in superpipe skiing, a sister sport to the more popular snowboarding brand that has turned Shaun White, Hannah Teter and others into stars.

http://www.theinset.com/2012/01/sarah-burke-dies-injuries/

986 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

well you just never know when its going to end so make sure ya smoke a big doobie everyday because it just might be your last buzz...party on ski girl

986 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

Thats horrible! :( Atleast she died doing something she LOVED to do.

986 days ago
65.

karen    

So sad to hear such a talent at least her last days were skiing doing what she loved. RIP Sarah

986 days ago
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bell bonnie    

http://goo.gl/AT4OM

985 days ago
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chris koschmeder    

My Name Is Chris Koschmeder Why Doesn't Exgames Spouncer
Specail Olympics

977 days ago
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