Snowboard star Chelone Miller, younger brother of US Ski Team star Bode Miller, died in his sleep April 7 apparently the result of an epileptic seizure. He was 29.

Miller had a history of head injuries and spent 11 days in a coma following a 2005 dirt bike accident. His return to competition was a long slog, but he had come all the way back to, and beyond, the form that had led him to the top of the ranks. March 12 he won the Rahlves Banzai Tour finale.

Snowboarder Magazine editor Pat Bridges said: “Chelone Miller was a true New Hampshire badass. If I could use one word to describe him it would be ‘huge.’ Huge smiles, huge balls, huge airs and most of all a huge heart. I was lucky to be his friend and see him shred so much positivity on the people he touched. All who knew him will shred in his honor. RIP Chilly.”

To which we add our condolences for those he left behind.

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Hank McKee
Senior Editor
In memoriam: The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons, he covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He wrote the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he said, “but it’s a slow process.”



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