For those of you not into exrtreme sports, the name Matilda Rapaport is probably unfamiliar to you. Rapaport was a pro skier, from Sweden, who Ubisoft had hired to film content for their upcoming extreme sports game, Steep.
Rapaport reportedly died in an avalanche yesterday while filming for Ubisoft in the Andes mountains near Santiago, Chile. She was rushed to the hospital nearby and later pronounced dead from oxygen deprivation and brain damage. In a statement to GameSpot, Ubisoft call the skier’s untimely death a “tragic accident that has deeply touched us.”
No word on whether or not her death will affect the release of the game, Steep.
Rapaport was 30 years old.