Alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn’s mother, Linda Krohn, has passed away. She died after battling ALS, a disease she was diagnosed with exactly a year ago. The news was confirmed by a rep of the 37 year old skier.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. Due to the illness, nerve cells break down, resulting in reduced functionality of muscles. Read on to know more about Krohn’s unfortunate death.
Linda Krohn Dies of ALS
Announcing the news of Krohn’s death, Vonn’s rep said in a statement, “Lindsey Vonn’s mother, Lindy Anne Lund, passed away Thursday night from ALS, exactly one year to the day of her diagnosis. ALS is a devastating disease and one that has not yet found a cure.”
“Vonn is incredibly grateful for the time she spent with her since the diagnosis and to be there by her side at her passing. In honor of her mother’s relentless fighting spirit, Lindsey is dedicated to learning more and helping bring additional awareness to this deadly disease,” the statement read further.
Lindsey also posted a photo with her mother on her Instagram story and captioned it, “My beautiful mother is in heaven now.”
Lindsey Pays Tribute to her Mother
Lindsey Vonn paid a heartfelt tribute to mother Linda with a post on Instagram. She posted a series of photos with her mother and wrote, “My sweet mother Lindy has lost her battle with ALS. She passed away peacefully as I held her hand. I am so grateful for every moment I had with her, but I am also thankful that she is no longer suffering and in peace. She was a shining light that will never fade, and I will forever be inspired by her.”
The Olympic gold medalist then added an excerpt from her memoir, writing, “This book is dedicated to my mother. She is my inspiration not because of what she did for my skiing career, but how her perpetual positivity shaped me into the person I am on, and most importantly, off the slopes.”
“Mom, I hope I am one day as tough as you are. I hope I will approach every day with as much energy and optimism as you do. I hope I will one day raise my kids to be as incredible as you are. I love you,” she added.
The Skier Credited her Mother for Being the Motivation in her Life
In July this year, Lindsey posted a set of photos with her mother on Instagram and credited her for being the motivation in her life. She wrote at the time, “Since having a stroke while giving birth to me, my Mom has been the picture of strength and more specifically, resilience. She has always given me the will to keep fighting back whenever I had an injury or obstacle in skiing and in life.”
“Now she is exuding that resilience more than ever before. There are good days and there are bad days but every day we have with her is a great day. My family has all come together to help her, which has been a testament to the person and mother she is,” she added.
May the departed soul rest in peace! Stay tuned for more news and updates.