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In Chile, Pro skier Matilda Rapaport died during the filming for Ubisoft’s upcoming game Steep.
The 30-year-old Swedish skier, according to The Guardian, passed away last Thursday “after being caught in an avalanche in the Andes mountains.” She was immediately taken to a hospital where she lost her life due to “suffering oxygen deprivation and brain damage.”
For Red Bull, “Matilda was an extraordinary athlete, travelling the world to find her passion, ride steep terrain, and share her bright smile.”
It has been almost two years that extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Franson also died due to avalanches in Chile.
Rapaport was known by many in the world of freeride skiing.
Ubisoft told GameSpot the following statement: “Matilda’s courage, passion, and desire to share the sport she loved with the world served as an inspiration for other athletes and for us all. This tragic accident has deeply touched us. Our hearts and prayers go out to her husband and wider family at this difficult time.”
[Sources]: The Guardian: Extreme skier Matilda Rapaport killed in avalanche in Chile; GameSpot: Pro Skier Dies During Film Shoot for Ubisoft’s New Game Steep.