Skier Mikaela Shiffrin announces death of her father at 65

Two-time Olympic champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin says her father, Jeff, has died. He was 65.

“My family is heartbroken beyond comprehension about the unexpected passing of my kindhearted, loving, caring, patient, wonderful father,” the family posted on Shiffrin’s social media accounts.

The U.S Ski and Snowboard federation said Shiffrin traveled home from Europe to Colorado on Sunday to be with her father and family at a hospital, where he died. No further details were given.

Jeff Shiffrin, an anesthesiologist in Vail, Colorado, and a former ski racer at Dartmouth, often attended his daughter’s races on the World Cup circuit and at major championships with his wife, Eileen. Jeff Shiffrin would trek on the hill with his camera around his neck to take photos of his daughter.

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