Sarah Burke Dies Freestyle skier from Canada, Sarah Burke posing with a trophy and gold medals she wonin 2008 and 2009. After nine days of treatment due to an accident at practice, Burke, 29,died last Friday morning . According to family spokesman, Burke had an accident due to sink into a large piperunning during practice in Salt Lake, Utah, last week. “Sara died peacefully and surrounded by beloved family. In accordance with her ??mandate,organs and tissue to be donated to save the lives of others,” said family spokesman, IrisYen as reported by Reuters on Friday (20 / 1).