Canada's freestyle skier and Winter X Games champion Sarah Burke met with an untimely death as she succumbed to her head injuries in Utah on Thursday.

According to a statement from Burke's publicist, she suffered "severe irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest,"

Her family was around her at the time of death and her organs and tissues were donated according to her wishes, said the statement.

Sarah Burke met with the accident after a faulty landing while on a private training in the Eagle Superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort on January 10.

One of the best female skiers in the world, she had appeared once on FHM's 100 sexiest women alive list.

Have a look at Sarah Burke winning the Ladies' half pipe freestyle FIS World Cup Finals in 2008.

Sarah Burke: Canada's Sarah Burke competes during the Ladies' halfpipe freestyle FIS World Cup Grand Finals 2008 in Chiesa Valmalenco March 12, 2008Reuters
Sarah Burke: Canada's Sarah Burke competes during the Ladies' halfpipe freestyle FIS World Cup Grand Finals 2008 in Chiesa Valmalenco March 12, 2008Reuters
Sarah Burke: Canada's Sarah Burke holds the cristal cup after winning the Ladies' halfpipe freestyle FIS World Cup Grand Finals 2008 in Chiesa Valmalenco March 12, 2008Reuters
Canada's Sarah Burke died on Thursday, after sustaining injuries during a skiing accident nine days ago in Utah.Reuters
Sarah Burke, nominee for Best Female Action Athlete arrives at the 2011 ESPY Awards, in Los Angeles, California July 13, 2011.Reuters
A snowboarder glides at a superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort where top Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke injured herself in Park City, Utah January 19, 2012.Reuters