Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton has mourned the death of his friend Ken Black, recalling their time together in a lengthy message posted on social media.
NoOn Monday night, January 2nd, came unexpected and dramatic news that rocked the motorsport world: the famous American rally driver, stuntman and entrepreneur. Ken Black died in a snowmobile accident on a snowy ranch in Utah. Famous for his revolutionary exploits and his description of the Internet as “extreme” between speed and technology, it has over the years built the school and trained a generation of enthusiasts. Ken Black leaves a huge void in the world of motorsport at the age of 55. Pilots, friends and athletes thus unite around the Black family and the grief of his wife Lucy and the couple’s three children. Among the many who commemorate the legacy of the American pilot online during these hours are a few pilots from around the world. As two wheels Valentino Rossi, Beko Bagnaia and Casey Stoner.
Among the champions of four wheels, Lewis Hamilton, who knew Ken Black personally and worked with him more than once, also had a farewell message on Tuesday afternoon: “I have been far away. At this time I have to focus on social media, my health and well-being. But today I received news of the loss of a dear friend. I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Ken Block. He was a wonderful man who always lived life to the fullest. I remember the first time we worked together and how positive his attitude was always. He really had a lot of talent behind the wheel. We had a lot of fun skiing and snowboarding in Canada years ago. We were very respectful of each other. He will be truly missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful family. Gone early. Rest in peace Ken.”
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