By Becca Longmire.

American professional rally driver and YouTube star Ken Block has died at age 55 following a snowmobile accident in Utah on Monday.

Block, who drove in series such as Rally America and Global Rallycross and starred in the “Gymkhana” YouTube series, was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the vehicle upended and landed on top of him, TMZ reported.

Block’s team, Hoonigan, shared in a statement, “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband.

“He will be incredibly missed.”


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The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office added in a statement, “Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred.

“We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.”


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Block, who was also one of the co-founders of DC Shoes, had been sharing photos on Instagram of the snowmobiling trip up until his tragic death.

Block is survived by his wife Lucy and their three children.

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