British Olympic snowboarder Ellie Soutter was ‘happy and excited’ before ‘killing herself’ on 18th birthday

Posted on Jul 29 2018 - 5:24pm by admin

Ellie Soutter was tipped for the 2022 OlympicsEllie Soutter was “happy and excited” before her death [NC]

The British Olympic snowboarder who “killed herself” on her 18th birthday was “happy and excited about life,” the day before her death, according to her uncle.

Ellie Soutter was found dead in remote woodland near her home in Les Gets, France on 25 July.

Her uncle, Jeremy Soutter, has now spoken out about his niece following her tragic passing.

Ellie Soutter's cause of death is unknown dead die olympic snowboarderThe star’s uncle, Jeremy, says the teen’s reported suicide is “killing” her father [Instagram/Ellie Soutter]

The Sun Online reports that he claims there were “no signs at all” before the death.

He said: “She was as bright as a button the day before. Happy, excited about life. This is the thing that’s killing her father.

“I saw her at a wedding in the UK recently and she was as chirpy as ever. You could never have anticipated this.”

Team GB confirmed Ellie Soutter's deathThe star was tipped for the 2022 Winter Olympics [Team GB Twitter]

Ellie Soutter passed away tragically on her birthdayEllie Soutter passed away tragically on her 18th birthday [Instagram/Ellie Soutter]

Ellie’s dad Tony last saw her at 8am on Wednesday as he tried to wish his sleeping daughter a happy birthday before leaving for work.

He called the police at 6pm that evening after she failed to reply to his text message.

Devastatingly, her body was found in woodlands close to her house at around 11:15pm.

Olympic GB snowboarder Ellie tragically died on her 18th birthdayFriends have shared photos of the Olympian in the wake of her death [Instagram/Oscar Mandin]

Tributes soon poured in for the Olympian, who was due to compete in New Zealand next month.

Ellie was the winner of Team GB’s only medal at last year’s European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.

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