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.