On January 2, Ken Block passed away following a snowmobile accident in Utah. He was 55.
Following Block’s death, the motoring community banded together to pay tribute to a gearhead that helped bring tire-shredding to the mainstream. The man brought smiles to countless faces not just through his audacious nature behind the wheel, but with his incredible passion for life as well.
Outside of a statement confirming his passing, Block’s Hoonigan family has kept relatively to itself following his accident—until now.
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In a video uploaded to the official Hoonigan YouTube channel, the team explained that its members felt it was best to stay silent during the grieving process and asked fans for patience as the brand figures itself out. Hoonigan also thanked fans for their continued support and announced that it will be putting up unreleased footage of Block in the near future.
The team also released a heartfelt tribute to their fallen comrade. You can check it out in the video embedded below. Warning: You’re probably going to need a box of tissues for this one.
Rest in peace, Ken, You will be missed.