Ken Block
Image: Hoonigan Racing

Ken Block, the legendary American rally driver, has died.

His team, Hoonigan Racing, confirmed the news on social media this morning. Block died from injuries sustained during a snowmobile accident. He was aged 55.

"Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband," reads the statement. "He will be incredibly missed."

Block was a talented rally and rallycross driver, but found success in many other areas. For example, any will know him from his YouTube channel, where he regularly showed his skills behind the wheel of various vehicles, navigating obstacle courses and other daring stunts.

In the world of gaming, Block featured in a number of Codemasters' off-road racing titles, namely the DiRT franchise. He features in DiRT 2, DiRT 3, and DiRT Showdown, which are heavily influenced by his 'Gymkhana' stunt driving.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.