LAKE TAHOE, California – September 28, 2015
It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm that action sports icon Erik Roner, legendary skier, BASE jumper and a founding member of the Nitro Circus Crew has passed away this morning doing what he loved; sky diving. Erik was much more than just a world class athlete though, he was a world class father and husband as he leaves behind a beautiful wife Annika and two small children Oskar (5) and Kasper (17 months). To say that his family was his world would be an understatement.
Erik was a dedicated father, missing his children even before he left on his many travels and always rushing home as soon as he could to be with them. They were the center of his universe and his proudest accomplishment in a life full of amazing achievements. It is through those accomplishments and the tremendous amount of love Erik showed his family that his spirit will live on for them.
Erik was one of the world’s best free skiers and BASE jumpers, combining both as one of the pioneers of Ski BASE jumping. He was also a founding member of Nitro Circus, a group of action sports athletes who toured the world performing world-class stunts before hundreds of thousands of fans. Along his journey as a world-class athlete he met his soul mate, future wife and mother of his children, Annika.
“Erik was a beautiful man, great father, wonderful friend and the love of my life,” reflected Annika. Her sentiments are being echoed throughout the action sports community as tributes are pouring in for a man who touched so many of his contemporaries’ lives and hearts, and brought smiles and laughter to his many fans across the globe.
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