Intermountain surgeon dies in skiing accident at Solitude

SOLITUDE, Utah — Andrew Gagnon, a 38-year-old transplant surgeon at Intermountain Healthcare, died in an “experts only” skiing accident at Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Thursday, according to the Unified Police Department.

Per Fox13, Gagnon fell off a 100-foot cliff and then tumbled further down into rocky terrain. He was wearing a helmet but did not survive.

Intermountain Healthcare said in a statement that Gagnon “was instrumental in growing the Intermountain Healthcare Transplant Services program and in doing so saved hundreds of lives.”

A GoFundMe in memory of Gagnon, who leaves behind a wife and three children, has raised nearly $50,000 as of Saturday morning.

“Dr. Gagnon always said he loved living in Utah, loved what he was doing, and his patients often noted his kindness and compassion,” the statement said.

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