BREAKING: British Snowboard Champion Ellie Soutter commits Suicide on Her 18th Birthday

LONDON UK. One of the brightest stars of the British snowboarding world has died. Ellie Soutter was found dead from an apparent suicide on her 18th birthday, according to reports about this horrible tragedy.

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The body of Ellie Soutter was found at 11:15 PM (local time) on July 25 near her home in the French Alps, according to reports. The exact cause of death has not been revealed, but numerous British publications confirmed that the young woman took her own life on what was her 18th birthday. The sudden death sent shockwaves throughout the sporting world, as fans, friends and family members struggled to find answers to this.

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Her uncle said there was no indication that she was suicidal. Ellie “wanted to be good at everything. She expected a lot of herself,” her uncle, Jeremy Soutter,

Prior to her death, the Team GB snowboarder and Olympic hopeful had been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior Snowboard World Championships in New Zealand. “The thoughts and condolences of the British Ski & Snowboard community are with Ellie’s family, friends and teammates.”

Ellie and her dad Tony:

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“The cruel world took my soul mate and “Bessie” from me yesterday on her 18th birthday,” her father, Tony Soutter posted to Facebook. “I was so proud of the beautiful young woman she had turned into. Ellie, I will miss you more than you could have ever imagined. Rest in peace, you little champion.” He also held a toast “her amazing short life” at the Crychar Les Gets at 6:40 PM on Friday July 27. May her soul rest in peace.

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