Swedish pro skier Matilda Rapaport was caught in an avalanche in Chile last week while filming a video promo for Ubisoft’s Steep, and died of her injuries some time later in hospital. The accident happened outside Farellones, a resort town in the Andes mountains.
“Matilda was an extraordinary athlete, traveling the world to find her passion, ride steep terrain and share her bright smile,” her sponsor Red Bull said in a statement.
“We are deeply saddened to learn the death of Matilda Rapaport, the remarkable Swedish freeskiing athlete,” an Ubisoft rep told Gamespot. “During a video production in Chile on Thursday, July 14th, Matilda was caught in an avalanche. Despite the medical care and treatment over the subsequent days, it was not possible to save her life.
“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 her wider family at this difficult time.”
Steep is an Alpine extreme sports game featuring skiing, snowboarding, and wingsuit skydiving, and it’s out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in December.