After the death of Ken Block, the audience was curious about his parents. Fans were stunned to find out the news of his death and extended their heartfelt condolences to the grieving parents.
Losing children is one of the most painful moments for a parent. Ken Block’s parents also had to go through this pain on January 2, 2023.
Kenneth Paul Block was born on November 21, 1967, in Long Beach, California. Block was a professional rally driver in the Hoonigan Racing Division, previously known as the Monster World Rally Team.
Ken was also one of the founding members of DC Shoes. He also competed in many different types of sports, such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross.
Block competed in the X Games XIII rally event in 2007. Moreover, Ken was able to win silver after ranking second overall.
Additionally, Kenneth got first place in the Rally New York USA race. Not only that, he also finished third in the X Games XIV rally competition, along with Dave Mirra.
Ken Block Parents And Family
Ken Block followers have been concerned about what happened to his parents after hearing the awful news of the accident.
However, Ken has never disclosed anything about his parents. The identity of Block’s parents has been kept secret from the public.
Moreover, they didn’t come out even after the death of Ken and managed to keep their identities a secret.
Besides, he was married to Lucy. They reportedly tied the knot in 2004 after dating for a while.
Ken’s widow, Lucy, is an entrepreneur who established her own company, Luna’s Kitchen.
According to Lucy, she was able to open her own company only because of lots of encouragement from her husband.
The couple welcomed three children: two daughters and one son. Among them, Lia is also into rally racing.
Moreover, Lia has adopted her father’s love of speed and joined him in the world of motor racing, proving that she is clearly a “chip off Ken Block.” She started to race when she was just 11 years old.
At present, she drives the pink Porsche 911 “Hoonipigasus,” the same vehicle her father hoped to set a record in 2022.
However, the little rally driver broke her silence over her father’s passing by sharing an emotional snapshot of herself and her father dressed in the team’s racing gear in a black-and-white Instagram post.
How Did Ken Block Die?
At the age of 55, on January 2, 2023, Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Block was killed in an accident around 2 p.m. while driving a snowmobile down an extreme slope in Wasatch County, Utah.
The snowmobile overturned and fell on top of Block, who was subsequently declared dead on the spot from his injuries.
“Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred,” the sheriff’s office said.
Later, Ken’s body was taken by the Utah State Medical Examiners to determine the exact cause of his death.
The Hoonigan Racing team also posted about his death on Instagram, sending their deepest regrets.
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband,” the post read. “He will be incredibly missed. Please respect the family’s privacy at this time while they grieve.”