It was known for its coastline. Now the most successful Slovenian freestyle snowboarder Marko Grilc has tragically died while filming – and leaves his pregnant wife behind.
Terrible news for the winter sports world. According to the Slovenian media, freestyle snowboarder Marko Grilc died at the age of only 38. According to the “24ur.com” portal, it is said to be the former winter sports enthusiast. Grilc was in Sölden for filming with his team when he apparently fell while walking on a closed slope.
As the Austrian police announced, his head, on which he was not wearing a helmet, hit a rock covered with snow. The Austrian agency APA writes that he suffered life-threatening head injuries. In addition, there are said to have been attempts at resuscitation at the site of the event, but without success.
The former athlete has not competed since 2013, instead concentrating on video shoots. Grilc leaves behind his pregnant wife and two children.