Ken Block, Rally Driver And YouTube Star, Dies In Snowmobile Wreck

Ken Block, a U.S. rally driver turned YouTube star, died in a snowmobile wreck in Mill Hole, Utah, on Monday afternoon. He was 55.

Block “was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended, landing on top of him,” the Wasatch County sheriff’s workplace mentioned in an announcement shared on Fb.

Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident.

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Block had been “riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Hoonigan Industries, the automotive media and attire firm owned by Block, confirmed his dying on Instagram.

“It’s with our deepest regrets that we confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” the corporate mentioned. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and a husband. He will be incredibly missed.”

Block’s aggressive rally profession began in 2005. He garnered additional international fame through his Gymkhana sequence on YouTube. Movies on his Hoonigan channel amassed greater than 1 billion views and 5 million subscribers.

The American Rally Affiliation led worldwide tributes to Block, hailing him as “a massive influence on everything he touched, including the global world of rallying.”

Former Method One champion Jenson Button described him as “a true visionary with his own unique style & infectious smile.”