Jeret Peterson: Olympic Skier Commits Suicide
Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson: Olympic Freestyle Skier Kills Himself
Salt Lake City, Utah police have confirmed that Jeret "Speedy" Peterson. three-time Olympian and freestyle skiing silver medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, is dead. Peterson called 911 to tell the operator that he was going to commit suicide in Lamb's Canyon, before shooting himself on the evening of July 25. He was 29 years old.
Peterson was dismissed from the 2006 Turin Winter Games after getting in a brawl at a party. Vancouver 2010 was his big comeback: he landed his signature "Hurricane" move to shoot from fifth to second place.