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Rally legend Ken Block dies following snowmobile accident

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The former Top Gear star was aged 55.

Hoonicorn Racing posted a tribute to Block on Instagram.

‘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.’

Four days ago Block posted a view of snow-covered landscape at his ranch in Utah.

 

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The local Sheriff’s Office said Block was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended, landing on top of him. ‘He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident’.

Block was riding as part of a group but ‘was alone when the accident occurred’.

Block rose to fame through his Gymkhana series of internet videos, and was co-founder of DC Shoes.

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