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- Where was Ken Block born?
- Fans pay tribute to Ken Block
- Ken Block was also a skateboarding icon
- Did Ken Block have any family?
- Inside the early days of Ken Block’s racing career
- Ken Block shared Instagram snap of snowmobiles before accident
- Police share more details on Ken Block’s death
- Ken Block’s team pays tribute to late racing icon
TRIBUTES have begun to pour in following the tragic death of legendary Hoonigan rally driver Ken Block, 55.
The iconic racer, who rose to racing fame in 2005, reportedly died in a snowmobile accident while on his ranch in Utah.
His team, Honnigan Racing Division, paid tribute to the beloved sportsman saying “he will be incredibly missed.”
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband,” the team said in a statement.
Block was known for his time in both rally driving and skateboarding, where he co-founded the skating fashion brand DC Shoes in 1994.
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Where was Ken Block born?
Ken Block was born in California, USA.
He died on Monday aged 55, having been born on November 21 1967.
He leaves behind his wife and daughter.
Fans pay tribute to Ken Block
Following the news of Ken Block’s passing, fans rushed to social media to hail the star.
One said: “Today we lost a daredevil, A modern Evel Knievel. Ken Block will be missed by dearly by us Hoonigan fans. Rest In Peace Ken.”
While another said: “Tragic news to wake up to this morning. Ken was a pure entertainer and brought rallying to a much bigger audience in America and beyond. RIP Ken Block.”
Ken Block was also a skateboarding icon
Before his racing days, Ken Block was known for his skateboarding career.
In 1994, He co-founded the skating fashion brand DC Shoes with his business partner Damon Way.
Ken also took part in other action sports, including snowboarding.
Inside the early days of Ken Block’s racing career
Block became one of the most famous Rally car drivers in the world after he started competing in 2005.
He landed Rookie of the Year in his first season in the Rally America Championship.
The rally car star made many overall wins and podium appearances.
Ken Block shared Instagram snap of snowmobiles before accident
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Ken Block shared a snap of his snow-covered snowmobiles.
Block said in the caption: “This is how some mornings at my ranch in Utah look this time of year – freshly coated with snow!”
Police confirmed Block died from his injuries sustained in an accident on his ranch in Utah.
Police share more details on Ken Block’s death
Utah police have shared more details regarding the death of legendary racing driver Ken Block.
“He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident,” Utah’s Wasatch County said.
Ken Block’s team pays tribute to late racing icon
The Hoonigan racing team confirmed Block’s death, saying: “It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today.
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”
Ken Block died in a horror snowmobile accident while in Utah, aged 55.
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