Celebrities Who Died In Skiing Accidents

By | November 28, 2018

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Silhouetted skier in action. Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT/GettyImages

Making the most of winter fun, the rich and famous often enjoy skiing. And, why not? It’s great exercise and an excuse to hang out at the ritzy ski resorts in places like Vail, Colorado, and Lake Tahoe. But there is danger involved with this sport…high speeds, cliffs, avalanches, and more. Here is a brief look at some of the unlucky celebrities who died tragically in skiing accidents. 

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Sonny Bono

One half of the hit singing 1970s duo, Sonny and Cher, Sonny Bono had left the entertainment industry behind in favor of politics in the 1980s and 1990s when his life was cut tragically short. The 62-year old Bono, his current wife, Mary, and their two young children were vacationing at a ski resort in Nevada in 1998 when Bono decided to go for a solo ski, leaving his wife and kids to relax at the ski lodge. He never returned. After several hours, his wife alerted the lodge’s ski patrol and a search party was organized. Bono’s body was found in a heavily wooded area just off the slopes. It appeared as though Bono had veered off into the woods at a high rate of speed and struck a tree. He died of blunt force trauma to the head.