In one of the most tragic stories to come out of the gaming world in some time, 30 year old professional skier Matilda Rapaport has died following an avalanche in Chile. The Swedish athlete, who won the Freeride World Tour 2013 Xtreme Verbier event, was taking to hospital following the accident but succumbed to oxygen deprivation and brain damage.
It had not been revealed in the Red Bull press release that she was on location for the game, but Ubisoft have since confirmed to Gamespot that Rapaport was on location for Ubisoft’s upcoming extreme winter sports game, Steep. It was only a few days ago that she had shared an image on Instagram hashtaging ‘#STEEPgame’.
Our condolences go out to the entire of Matilda Rapaport’s family and friends.