Rally driver, Ken Block, known for working on the hit show Top Gear, has tragically died in a snowmobile accident, aged just 55.
Block is known best for being an accomplished rally driver, finishing second in Rally America a whopping three times. He also competed in the World Rally Championship, making a name for himself in the sport.
But before this impressive racing career, he started out as a businessman, co-founding the successful sportswear company DC Shoes, before venturing out into the clothing brand Hoonigan Industries.
Block has always had a love of daring stunts and even gained 1.95 million subscribers sharing his passion for rally driving and motorsports in general. His videos feature everything, from racing cars on the streets of Los Angeles to testing out the latest 4×4 on unforgiving territory.
The auto enthusiast gained international appreciation when he first appeared on the hit TV show, Top Gear, back in 2016, alongside host Matt LeBlanc. He went on to feature in numerous episodes after the initial episode, as fans instantly loved his enthusiasm.
Sadly, it has been announced that Block has tragically died after a fatal snowmobile crash. The Sheriff’s Office in Wasatch County revealed that the snowmobile upended and landed on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson shared that he was “riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred.”
Thousands of tributes have been pouring in for Block, with Hoonigan Racing Division sharing 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. Please respect the family’s privacy at this time while they grieve.”