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Sarah Burke Of Whistler, Canada Poses Getty Images

ASPEN, CO - FILE: Sarah Burke of Whistler, Canada poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's Skiing Superpipe at Winter X Games 13 on Buttermilk Mountain on January 23, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado. According to reports on January 19, 2012, Burke died today at the age of 29 after suffering an accident in a training run on January 11 at Park City Mountain Resort. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Notable sports deaths in 2012

From legends on the field and off, here is a look at some of the sports figures who died this year: