One light will not go out

Freeskier Sarah Burke lifted everyone around her. Even in death, that hasn't changed.

Updated: June 1, 2012, 2:44 PM ET
By Eli Saslow | ESPN The Magazine

SHE WAS ALWAYS the person who brought everyone else together -- the magnet, friends called her -- so they traveled from across the world to see Sarah Burke one final time. High school classmates came from the East Coast, and family members flew in from Canada. Professional athletes traveled from Norway, Sweden and Japan. They arrived en masse at a hospital in Park City, Utah, spilling from Burke'sroom into the general waiting area and the hallways until, finally, doctors found ...

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