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Pro Snowboarder Marko Grilc’s Cause of Death in Austria


One of the most accomplished Slovenian snowboarders, Marko Grilc’s cause of death has been revealed soon after he was reportedly killed on Tuesday, November 24, 2021, in the Austrian ski resort of Sölden. He was only 38-year-old! May he rest in power.

Grilc is remembered as one of the most accomplished Slovenian freestyle snowboarders. He has four podium finishes in the World Cup, with the sole victory coming in London in 2010 in acrobatic jumps.

In recent years, he shot snowboarding videos and promoted the sport among the youth while also advertising several commercial brands, officials announced.

One of the most accomplished Slovenian snowboarders Marko Grilc's cause of death has been revealed

Grilc was also injured in 2016 while snowboarding in Austria. He was transported to hospital in Schladming by helicopter after suffering a back injury. He stated at the time that “he was snowboarding with angels.”

He leaves behind his wife Nina, who is pregnant with their third child, and two small children.

Marko grew up in Slovenia and landed his first sponsorship at the age of 14. With limited riding chances at home, he ventured to eastern Austria to hone his craft.

Grilo was a relative unknown when he appeared in David Benedek’s 91 Words For Snow, but once the movie was released, he didn’t stay anonymous for long. This, plus his contribution to The Gap Session – cemented his reputation as a fantastic all-around talent who always knew how to have a laugh.

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Tragic Accident Became Marko Grilc’s Cause of Death

Official sources clarifed Marko Grilc’s cause of death, announcing that he was part of a film crew searching a site for filming as he fell and hit his head on a snow-covered rock in a closed section of the resort.

While the Austrian police reported on Tuesday only that a Slovenian snowboarder was killed near Sölden, broadcaster POP TV said it was Grilc.

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According to the Austrian press agency APA, the snowboarder fell while descending a slope in deep snow as the film crew was preparing to shoot a scene, suffering a fatal head injury.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marko Grilc’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these tough days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to the beloved athlete?” So if you have any related information about his passing, please share it with us.

The police said that the 38-year-old from Ljubljana was not wearing a helmet. He lost his balance and hit a snow-covered rock either with his face or his head.

The accompanying crew tried to resuscitate him, but the first responding medical team could only determine death as they arrived at the scene. The Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported that the unfortunate snowboarder and the film crew were on tour skiing in Sölden to inspect the terrain for the shoot.

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Reactions to The Tragedy Happened to Marko Grilc

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Quickly after the tragic news released, many of beloved Marko Grilc’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes. 

Someone wrote, “Professional Slovenian pro snowboarder Marko Grilc has passed away at the age of 38 As per multiple reports, the snowboarder’s cause of death has been revealed to be an unfortunate accident on a closed slope in Solden The 38-year-old hadn’t worn any helmet.”

One of the most accomplished Slovenian snowboarders Marko Grilc's cause of death has been revealed
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Another said, “We are saddened to hear the news of Marko Grilc’s pasWe 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 be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

A fan tweeted, “you were my inspiration, there was no better snowboarder than you in this world. I loved watching you and your amazing family on the snow. I cannot believe the news.”

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