Matilda Rapaport, a professional skier, got caught in an avalanche on July 14 while filming a promotional video for Ubisoft’s newest IP, Steep. She was taken to a hospital for treatment after the accident, but she passed away due to oxygen deprivation and brain damage.
Ubisoft also released an official statement to Gamespot regarding the incident:
“We are deeply saddened to learn the death of Matilda Rapaport, the remarkable Swedish freeskiing athlete,” a spokesperson said. “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.”
Rapaport’s sponsor, Red Bull, posted a memorial for her on their website, highlighting her talents and achievements as an athlete.