Michael Schumacher tragedy: Celebrities who suffered ski accidents

Dec 31, 2013, 12:56 IST | AFP

Skiing accidents have injured or killed several celebrities over the years. Here are list of some of them

>> Dutch prince Friso: The younger brother of King Willem-Alexander died on August 12, 2013, over a year after he was left brain-damaged by an avalanche while skiing. He had been buried by snow while skiing at Lech.

>> British actress Natasha Richardson: She died on March 19, 2009 in New York, two days after hitting her head in what was initially dismissed as a minor accident at Mont Tremblant, north of Montreal. Richardson, 45, was the daughter of British actress Vanessa Redgrave and the wife of Irish actor Liam Neeson.

>> Sonny Bono: Part of a 1960s pop music duo with his then-wife Cher, and later a California congressman. He died in 1998 after striking a tree at Heavenly Valley, a resort on Lake Tahoe.

>> Michael Kennedy: Son of slain US politician Robert Kennedy, he died on December 31, 1997 after striking a tree at Aspen, Colorado at the age of 39.

>> Prince Alfonso de Bourbon Dampierre: Duke of Cadix and would-be heir to the French throne, died on January 30, 1989 at the age of 52 after skiing down a roped-off men’s downhill run at Beaver Creek, Colorado.

>> Princess Caroline of Monaco: She suffered a torn ligament in 2001 when another skiier hit her from behind at Zuers, in western Austria and caused her to fall. (AFP)


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