Rosi Mittermaier (†)
Daughter Ameli says goodbye on social media
The death of Rosi Mittermaier moves the entire sports world. For the family of the winter sports legend, the loss can hardly be put into words. Daughter Ameli Neureuther now shares a touching tribute to her late mother.
On Thursday, January 5, 2023, it was announced that Rosi Mittermaier, † 72, died. The family of the former ski racer confirmed this to the BR. “We as a family announce the sad news that our beloved wife, mom and grandma passed away peacefully on January 4th, 2023 after a serious illness with the family. Christian, Ameli and Felix Neureuther,” the statement said. Now Ameli Neureuther, 41, speaks personally and says goodbye touchingly.
Ameli Neureuther pays tribute to her mother Rosi Mittermaier
In her Instagram story, Ameli Neureuther posts a black and white portrait of the successful ski racer. The photo shows “Gold-Rosi” at a young age, at the wheel of a ship. She looks up, smiling and lost in thought. “The sky is shining,” writes the designer and artist, adding a white heart emoji.
This is followed by a shot of a snowy mountainside, the sun is shining with full force. “With everlasting love and gratitude” can be seen in white letters on the picture. The 41-year-old, who spent her childhood in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, not only lost her beloved mother – Ameli’s son, who was born in 2015, now has to grow up without his grandmother.
Ameli is the daughter of Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther, 73, and the sister of Felix Neureuther, 38, who was also a ski racer like his parents.
Stars pay tribute to “Gold-Rosi”
Shortly after her death, celebrities spoke out on social networks to honor the two-time Olympic champion. The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder, 56, expresses his deep sadness in a press release. “All over Bavaria we mourn our Gold-Rosi, an ambassador for our country in the world,” emphasizes the politician.
Winter sports colleague Sven Hannawald, 48, is also dismayed by the death of the mother of two. “Messages like today make me extremely sad. Our last meeting describes how you were from a young age, but also after all your great successes. A sunshine and role model for everyone … rest in peace dear Rosi,” he writes on Instagram.
Sources used: br.de, bayern.de, instagram.com