The Hoonigan Racing Division, Block’s rally squad, announced on Tuesday that he had passed away in Utah.
The Hoonigan company issued a statement on its Instagram page stating, “It is with the utmost grief that we can report that Ken Block was lost tragically in a snowmobile accident today.” “Ken was an innovator, a pioneer, and an icon. And most importantly, a husband and a parent. He will be sorely missed. Please respect the family’s need for privacy as they deal with their loss.”
A series following Lia’s rebuilding of a 1985 Audi Quattro was being pushed by Block only hours before he passed away.
According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Block died at the scene after being crushed by his snowmobile after a collision.
The statement disclosed, “On January 2, 2023, at about 2 pm, the Wasatch County 911 Center received a call reporting a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area.
“Search and Rescue, as well as law enforcement from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service responded.
“The driver, Kenneth Block, a 55-year-old man from Park City, Utah, was riding a snowmobile on a steep hill when the snowmobile overturned and fell on top of him. He was declared dead at the scene from injuries he received in the collision.
“Mr. Block was riding with a group, but he was by himself when the accident happened.
Block was well-known for his involvement in the founding of DC Shoes, his work as a rally-car driver, his development of the Hoonigan lifestyle and merchandising brand, and his creation of the Gymkhana stunt video series.
Before switching to the premier World Rally Championship and World Rallycross Championship, he participated in X Games rally competitions.
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