Pro Skier Matilda Rapaport Dies Filming Video Game Promo

Publish Date
Saturday, 23 July 2016, 6:46PM
NZ Herald

NZ Herald

Swedish professional skier Matilda Rapaport has passed away after spending the weekend in intensive care.

The 30-year-old had been filming a promo in the Andes mountains for Ubisoft's upcoming game Steep when she was caught in an avalanche on July 14.

She was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for oxygen deprivation and brain damage, but to no avail.

Days before the incident, Rapaport had uploaded a video to her Instagram account and tagged it #STEEPgame.

"We are deeply saddened to learn the death of Matilda Rapaport, the remarkable Swedish freeskiing athlete," Ubisoft said in a statement to GameSpot.

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