Ken Block, a legendary American rally driver who was also well-known for founding the skate brand DC Shoes and for his YouTube channel, passed away at the age of 55 as a consequence of an accident.
The iconic figure was driving the car up a steep hill in Wasatch County, Utah, when it overturned and landed on top of him, severely injuring him and causing an unimaginable loss to the sports world.
El accidente de Ken Block.
— Luis (@koldobika08) January 4, 2023
Unlike those who “have life” but aren’t really living it, Ken made the most of each and every one of his opportunities to live and reminds us to embrace the moment and make the most of every opportunity, even in death.
Block’s death in Utah was confirmed by his rally team, the Hoonigan Racing Division, on Tuesday. “It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,”- they stated on a post.
Everyone at Autosport is saddened to hear that WRC, Hoonigan, WRX and X Games legend, Ken Block, has passed away at the age of 55.
We all send our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/jD6rZigmEQ
— Autosport (@autosport) January 3, 2023
In furthermore to his incredible career in rallying, the American was also a co-founder of DC Shoes. He started to shift his attention to Hoonigan Industries, at which he was a co-owner and renowned as the ‘Head Hoonigan in Control’, after selling his stake in DC Shoes, which had grown into a global phenomenon.
Wounds are more severe than the Condolences
Even though ken is no longer present physically, he will always be remembered, and fans cherish the happy, joyful, and blissful memories he gave them. Legends of the game applauded him for everything he was and wished him a restful night’s sleep.
I hate 2023 already. RIP to a legend. https://t.co/HQWuQEnVP5
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) January 3, 2023
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) January 3, 2023
🙏🏼🙏🏼 Legend.. https://t.co/OGGoCleupS
— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) January 3, 2023
A flood of tributes poured in from the global motorsport community after the news of Ken Block’s passing.
Fans are heartbroken
As a result of the death of their hero, the emotions of the fans froze and stayed repressed.
Fuckin crazy that Ken Block died. He seemed like one of the people who would make it to old age. Such a loss in the motorsports world. Definitely one of the hardest hitting deaths in a while.
— D e R e K (@Uhdept) January 4, 2023
Oh my gosh. Just devastating to hear about Ken Block’s death. Gutting. 😢🙏🏻 What a terrible day.
— Mike Now at Threads Levine (@mrlevine) January 3, 2023
We are saddened to learn about the death of rally legend Ken Block. May he rest in peace.
— Motorsport.tv (@MotorsportTV_UK) January 3, 2023
Scenes erupted in hysteria when the news broke on the internet, and they paid their final respects to the man who brought them joy, for whom they had nothing but love. May his departed soul rest in peace.