Ken Block, rally car driving champion, action sports star, and DC Shoes co-founder is dead at the age of 55. Check out his Cause of death.
Ken Block : Death | Cause of death | Net worth
Kenneth Paul Block was an American professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division, formerly known as the Monster World Rally Team. Block was also one of the co-founders of DC Shoes.
He also competed in many action sports events, including skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross.
After selling his ownership of DC Shoes, Block shifted his business focus to Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts.
In 2005, Block began his National rallying career with the Vermont SportsCar team. Vermont SportsCar prepared a 2005 Subaru WRX STi for Block to compete.
Ken Block death
Pro rally driver Ken Block, the Hoonigan and DC Shoes co-founder who revolutionized action sports marketing and motorsports filmmaking, died in a snowmobile accident near his home in Utah on Monday. He was 55.
Hoonigan Industries confirmed Block’s death in a statement posted to its social media channels.
“It’s with deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” the statement read. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”
Block co-founded the skateboard brand DC Shoes in 1984. After selling the company in 2004, Block famously transitioned from marketing executive to one of the most recognizable names in motorsports.
Only five years after getting behind the wheel of a rally car, he became a World Rally and Rally America podium threat and a five-time X Games medalist in RallyCross.
In 2008, Block posted the first of 10 Gymkhana videos to YouTube, which featured him stunt driving, drifting and creatively interacting with his environment, and nearly broke the internet.
More than one billion views later, his Hoonigan YouTube channel became the most popular in motorsports history.
“Ken was a legend in his ability to take a vision and make it a reality. He created an industry,” Steve Arpin, Block’s teammate in the Nitro RallyCross series, told ESPN. “But if you were lucky enough to know him, that’s where the best parts of Ken surfaced.
He treated his friends like gold and would create opportunities for whoever wanted to put in the work. He was everything this world needs more of, and just happened to do a lot of really cool stuff on the side.”
Ken Block cause of death
Professional rally driver Ken Block, who became famous as Hoonigan died in a snowmobile accident near his home in Utah on Monday.
Aged 55 years, Ken Block passed away after an accident. The details of the accident are not out yet.
His team Hoonigan Racing put out an official statement, “It’s with deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” the statement read. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”
According to the information, Block was riding the snowmobile in Wasatch County in Utah. Sherrif’s office confirmed that Block riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended and landed on top of him.
“He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident”, according to the statement. He was riding in a group but was alone when the accident occurred.
Ken Block began his rallying career in 2015. He was named Rookie of the year in the Rally America Championship. He competed in the World Rally Championship and won several rallycross medals at the X Games.
Ken Block is an American professional rally driver and entrepreneur who had a net worth of $100 million.
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