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Rising Olympic star Ellie Soutter died on her 18th birthday this week, British officials confirmed on Thursday.

The British Olympic Association issued a statement to confirm the “sudden passing” of the young snowboard cross athlete.

The circumstances surrounding her death remained unclear on Thursday.

The article goes on to state the following:

Soutter won Team GB’s only medal at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival when she snagged bronze in the women’s snowboard cross.

She was set to represent her country next month in the Junior World Championships in New Zealand and had been tipped for a place on Team GB for the 2022 Winter Olympic in Beijing, Sky News reported.

The Mirror reported:

Her father Tony Soutter, who lives in France, wrote in an emotional Facebook post: “This cruel world took my soul mate and “Bessie” from me yesterday on her 18th birthday.

“I was so proud of the beautiful young woman she had turned into. Ellie I will miss you more than you could have ever imagined. Rest in peace you little champion!”

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  1. Cause of her death? Really sad to read these young people dying when they had such a bright future to look forward to.Hope she didn’t take her own life.

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