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Rally Driver and Action Sport Legend Ken Block Dies at 55 in Snowmobile Accident

Rally Driver and Action Sport Legend Ken Block Dies at 55 in Snowmobile Accident
Ken Block, 55 and head Hoonigan in charge died in a snowmobile accident near his home in Utah on Monday. Block was legendary in motorsports circles for his driving talent and brand of intense performances across a wide range of disciplines.
"It's with deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today," said a statement on the Hoonigan social media. "Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed."
Wearing the number 43, Block performed his magic as a driver for Ford Performance in a variety of wild vehicles, including the Hoonicorn 1965 Mustang, for 11 years, but parted ways with Ford in January 2011. In addition to competing in X Games and Rally competition, he produced a series of Gymkhana driving videos, which received millions of views on YouTube. Block also attended trade events including SEMA, where he provided thrill rides for media and fans.
Block was also one of the co-founders of DC Shoes and competed in action sports events, including skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. After selling his ownership of DC Shoes, Block focused on Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts.
Block died at age 55 in a snowmobile accident near his ranch in Woodland, Utah, on January 2, 2023. The Wasatch County sheriff's department reported that Block had been riding in the Mill Hollow area when his snowmobile upended on a steep slope and landed on top of him.

The ProMedia family would like to offer the most sincere condolences to the Hoonigan and Block family during this difficult time.

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