Gone is one of the world’s most famous drifters and rally drivers, one whose name, costumes and cars have appeared numerous times in games, primarily in the Forza Horizon series.
Mr. Ken Block died on January 2, 2023, following an accident he suffered while riding a snowmobile. Information about the death of the famous driver was presented by the police of Wasatch County, Utah, as well as the Hoonigan Racing team.
The information released by the police says that Ken Block’s vehicle flipped over on the driver while descending a steep slope. A man died on the spot from his injuries. No other persons were involved in the accident.
News of Ken Block’s death has shocked the world of drifting and rally enthusiasts. The game developers are also reacting to the tragic news. On the official Twitter profile of Forza Motorsport, Forza Horizon and Gran Turismo, condolences appeared.
RIP Ken Block. A legend lost too soon. pic.twitter.com/2p0lKHaLf6
— Gran Turismo (@thegranturismo) January 3, 2023
Devastating news about the loss of @kblock43 – he was a legend in Motorsports and will be dearly missed. Our deepest condolences to his family and the team at @TheHoonigans pic.twitter.com/2hJ1cDDLde
— Forza Horizon (@ForzaHorizon) January 3, 2023
@kblock43 from @TheHoonigans had a huge influence on the motorsports community around the world. Our deepest condolences to his family.
You will be missed, Ken. pic.twitter.com/DUuE7401vu
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) January 3, 2023
Ken Block was a professional rally driver and co-founder of the Hoonigan Racing Division. He is known for his high-speed driving stunts and his YouTube series “Gymkhana,” in which he performed various tricks and stunts in a modified car.
Block has also competed in various rally racing events around the world and has won numerous awards for his driving skills. In addition to his racing career, he is also an entrepreneur and runs several successful businesses.