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2:45 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Canadian ski pioneer Sarah Burke dies after practice injury

Sarah Burke, of Canada, shown in this 2010 photograph, died Thursday.
The Associated Press

Freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke died this morning at the University of Utah Medical Center from injuries suffered nine days ago while practicing the sport she championed.

"Sarah passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved," says a statement from the medical center. "In accordance with Sarah's wishes, her organs and tissues were donated to save the lives of others."

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