Ellie Soutter Bio, Biography
|Ellie Scoutter was born on 25 July 2000 and died on her 18th birthday, 25 July 2018. She was a Team GB snowboarder and died from what is suspected to be suicide. Soutter won a bronze medal for Great Britain at the 2017 Youth Snowboarding Olympic Winter Festival and carried the British flag at the closing ceremony. Earlier in July 2018 she was named in the senior GB squad for the snowboard cross Europa Cup circuit and was tipped for a place at the 2022 Winter Olympics. She had been training abroad in Europe and died near her home in France.|
|Born||25 July 2000|
|Age||18 Years old|
|Died||25 July 2018, on her birthday
|Cause of Death||Some sources indicate that she might have committed suicide.|
|Boyfriend||Oscar Mandin (former)|
|Honours||Bronze in the 2017 Youth Snowboarding Olympic Winter Festival|
Ellie Soutter Career
At the age of 16, Ellie claimed Team GB’s only medal at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Erzurum, Turkey last year by bringing home bronze.
The youngster was due to represent the UK again after being selected for the Junior World Championships in New Zealand.
Source indicates that Ellie was struggling for funds to train and compete since the sport costs a staggering £28,000 per year, with the young athlete on the hunt for full commercial sponsorship to keep her on track to compete in the Olympics.
Her “ultimate goal” was qualifying for Team GB for the 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing – after representing Britain as a youth Olympian.
Ellie was also an inaugural member of the British Europa Cup snowboard cross programme, which got earlier this year underway.
Ellie Soutter Death and Cause
Ellie sadly died on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on her 18th birthday. A day later, her heartbroken dad Tony Soutter paid tribute to her in a Facebook post, saying: “This cruel world took my Soulmate and ‘Bessie’ from me yesterday on her 18th birthday. “I was so proud of the beautiful young woman she had turned. Ellie, I will miss you more than you could have ever imagined. Rest in peace you little Champion!”
A memorial is due to be held at the Hotel Spa Crychar in Les Gets, France on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 6.30pm local time.
Ellie Soutter Tributes
Eliies’s Recent boyfriend Oscar Mandin also a snowboarder posted a picture of them together near Big Ben with the message ‘Goodbye Ellie’ and a red heart.
Users from Twitter Tributes
So sad to hear of the death of 18 year old snowboarder Ellie Soutter. 💔💔 The suicide epidemic among the young is frightening. pic.twitter.com/QlGFKuxwsj
— Gillian Morrissey (@jillm_55) July 26, 2018
Everyone at GH Sports and GH Photos send their best wishes to the family of young British snowboarder Ellie Soutter, who tragically died yesterday on her 18th birthday.
She won Bronze at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, the only medal that GB took home and was
— GH Sports (@GHSports123) July 26, 2018
Very affected by hearing about the death of #EllieSoutter on her 18th birthday, so sad, such a young talent, the help for young minds needs to be much better than it is 🙁
— Sally Lines OBE (@SallySocialEnt) July 26, 2018