Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden passed away 5 days after participation in Cycling in Italy, reports the Italian Agency ANSA and the Red Bull Honda, the sponsor Hayden. He was 35 years old.
Hayden, the 2006 world champion in MotoGP, was admitted to the hospital Maurizio Bufalini in Cesena, Italy, after the accident last week.
"It is with great sadness the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team announced that Nicky Hayden has not coped with the injuries that he received during the incident when he was riding his motorbike last Wednesday," - said in the message of the Red Bull Honda, and published on its website on Monday.
The statement also says that the bride Jackie, mother rose and brother Tommy, who came from the USA, was next to him. "On behalf of the entire Hayden family and bride Nikki Jackie, I would like to thank everyone for their support - it was a great comfort to us all knowing that Nick had a positive impact on the lives of many people," said Tommy Hayden.
"Although this is obviously a sad time, we would like to remind everyone that Nikki was happy - riding a bike. He managed to become world Champion. We are all proud of them."
Nicky Hayden, who was in the Red Bull team Honda World Superbike may 17 during training, collided with a car near Rimini. He was in the ICU in the hospital in Cesena. A statement released on Friday hospital, confirmed that he received multiple injuries, including "severe cerebral damage".
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