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Need for Speed, Dirt, and Forza star Ken Block dies in a car accident

Ken Block dies in a car accident

Ken Block, the rally driver and YouTuber who is also famous for his appearances on Need for Speed, the Codemasters Dirt series, and Microsoft’s Forza Horizon, has died at the age of 55, following an accident while snowmobiling within Wasatch County. Utah.

In the movies, he is a driver Dirt 2 and Dirt 3 along with his rally professional career Block was a household name on YouTube for his gymkhana-related videos motorsport, where athletes use advanced techniques of driving to get the fastest time on demanding routes. in Dirt 3, Block serves as the gymkhana instructor for the players along with his trademark Ford Fiesta rally car also featured as a vehicle in Dirt Showdown.

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Block’s signature vehicles are also featured throughout his Forza Horizon along with the Forza Motorsports series as well as he appears as a “style icon” in the latest edition of Need for Speed. Block was a participant at Rally America and Global Rallycross. Global Rallycross and Rally America races, and took home a number of podium finishes and victories. His YouTube channel, which demonstrates the art of driving in gymkhana and driving techniques, has more than 2 million viewers. Block also participated in various other sports, including skateboarding and snowboarding. He also was the co-founder of the shoe label DC Shoes.

Block died on January 2 , when his snowmobile on an incline in Utah ended up in a crash and fell on the top of him. The county sheriff’s office was able to respond to an emergency request, however, they say that Block was declared dead at the scene. “We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected,” Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office stated in the statement.

“Ken was an innovator, visionary as well as an iconic figure. But most importantly, he was an incredibly loving husband and father,” says Block’s racing team, The Hoonigans. “He will be incredibly missed.” EA Sports Rally who manages the Dirt series, has also posted an obituary, saying “Rest in peace, Ken.”

“Devastating news about the loss of Ken Block,” is the headline of in a blog post in the Twitter account of Forza Horizon’s official channel of Forza Horizon. “He was an iconic figure for his work in Motorsports as well as greatly missed. We send our deepest condolences for his loved ones and to the Team who work at The Hoonigans.” Block is survived by his wife and three children.


By Kevin Bonner

Kevin is an Editor of The Star Bulletin and a content professor. He has been contributing his input in journalism for the last four years. Kevin holds an MFA in creative writing, editing, and publishing from Emory University, Atlanta, USA. And a BA from the same. He is passionate about helping people understand content marketing through his easily digestible materials. In his spare time, he loves to swim and cycle. He is a specialist in covering trending news, world news, and other relevant political stuff. You can find him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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