Rally driver and racing recreation icon Ken Block has died in a snowmobile accident aged 55.
As reported by ABC Information, Block was pronounced lifeless on the scene of the accident in Utah on January 2 after his snowmobile upended on a steep slope.
Alongside a profitable skilled racing profession, Block additionally had a major presence in racing video video games, having appeared in a number of premier franchises together with Want for Pace, Dust, and Forza.
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most significantly, a father and husband. He will likely be extremely missed.”
“We’re saddened to listen to of the lack of Kenneth and our hearts are along with his household and mates so deeply affected,” stated the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Block’s auto media and attire firm, Hoonigan Industries, additionally took to social media to pay respects to its co-founder. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most significantly, a father and husband. He will likely be extremely missed,” it stated on Instagram.
Block performed himself within the reside motion scenes of 2015’s Want for Pace, that includes because the Fashion Icon that the participant character strove to impress. He additionally appeared as a driver in Colin McRae’s Dust 2 and Dust 3, and his Hoonigan automobiles appeared in Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3, 4, and 5.
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