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Legendary Action Sports star Ken Block has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Legendary Action Sports star and DC shoes co-founder Ken Block has passed away. He was 55.

An official cause of death has not been determined yet. However, according to TMZ Sports, he died in a snowmobile accident in Utah.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

The popular gossip website said that Block had an accident where he came off the snowmobile. Seconds later, the snowmobile landed on him.

He was dead at the scene. Block had posted on social media that he was snowmobiling earlier on Monday.

“Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred,” Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “We are saddened of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.”

He was killed around 2 pm local time. TMZ is reporting that Block was riding on a steep slope when he was upended and the snowmobile landed on him.

“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon,” Hoonigan said in a statement. “And most importantly, a father and a husband. He will be incredibly missed.”

Block was one of the most popular Rally Cars drivers before his death. He also competed in Motocross, skateboarding, and snowboarding.

With his team Hoonigan, he’s created videos for social media that have generated millions of views. Hoonigan released their latest video within the past month.

Outside of competing, Block and business partner Damon Way launched D.C. Shoes in 1994.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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