Snowboarder Marko Grilc dies in accident, according to sponsors

A press launch from police in Tyrol, Austria stated {that a} 38-year-old Slovenian man suffered deadly head accidents in a snowboarding accident on Tuesday.

According to the assertion, the person was a part of a filming staff exploring the terrain when the snowboarder, who was not sporting a helmet, fell and hit his head on a snow-covered rock.

Despite efforts to resuscitate the Slovenian man by his staff and staff of the resort, the sufferer died on the scene, the assertion concluded.

Two of Grilc’s sponsors — Burton Snowboards and GoPro — confirmed the dying of the snowboarder through Twitter Wednesday.

“With a heavy heart we share that yesterday, our dear friend and Burton team rider Marko “Grilo” Grilc passed away in an accident while snowboarding,” Burton Snowboards tweeted.

“Our heart goes out to his fiancé Nina and their children, family, and friends, who all shared his love and passion for snowboarding.”

A statement from GoPro learn: “We are saddened to hear the news of Marko Grilc’s passing. He was a beloved member of the GoPro family and inspired us not only as a professional athlete, but as a father and an amazing human.

“He was a legend and will likely be actually missed. Our ideas and prayers are along with his household.”

Grilc competes during the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup in London, 2010.

Grilc is survived by his fiancée and two children.

Born in Ljubljana, Grilc became a prominent name in the freestyle snowboarding scene over the course his lengthy career.

According to the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) website, the Slovenian made his debut competitive appearance at the FIS Junior World Championships in Finland in 2002.

Over the course of an 11-year competitive career, Grilc would record nine podium finishes — victories coming via the Big Air events at the European Cup in Croatia in 2004 and the World Cup in London in 2010.

His final competitive appearance came in the World Cup at Copper Mountain, Colorado in 2013, and Grilc subsequently moved into a variety of filming ventures relating to snowboarding.

The 38-year-old documented many of his trips on his YouTube channel, with his last video ‘Disconnected’ — posted in March earlier this year — showcasing his time snowboarding in the Prokletije mountain range, which borders Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro.

“Snowboarding is so easy, it is mainly simply shredding down the mountain on a chunk of wooden,” Grilc says towards the end of the video.

“Just the stoke that you just get from driving, from doing a sick line, and the happiness I noticed out right here was unreal. I’m positive this crew of individuals could have tales to inform for years to come.”

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