Sarah Burke, famed skier and six-time X Games gold medalist, passed away Thursday due to injuries sustained during a skiing accident.
Her obituary states that she was the first female freeskier and that she successfully lobbied the Winter X Games to include females on equal footing in freeskiing events.
The outpouring of support on Twitter has been tremendous with people remembering her life and accomplishments.
Sarah Burke’s death should remind us that following your dream doesn’t guarantee that you’ll live to see it. Live every day like your last.
R.I.P. Sarah Burke. The best woman skier of the X-Games who died yesterday. Only 29 years old
God Speed Sarah Burke. You taught us all how to be a champion… Now you get to ski with the God of powder, trees, and bowls.
Sarah Burke was a wonderful, spirited person,loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our prayers go out to her entire family.
Gonna dedicate one run tommorow for sarah burke
We lost an amazing athlete this week. Extreme Pita would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Sarah Burke. RIP.
For those who wish to donate to the family to pay for the hospital costs, you can donate here.
Be sure to also sign Burke’s memorial guestbook at FamousDead.com.