X Games athlete dies after battling severe injuries
Caleb Moore had been hospitalized since snowmobile crash last week
A week after suffering a horrifying snowmobile crash during the X Games, 25 year-old Caleb Moore has succumbed to his injuries.
His passing was confirmed in an email sent by Moore's publicist.
It reads, "On behalf of the Moore family:
This morning Caleb Moore passed away. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.
They would also like to thank the physicians and medical staff at both Aspen Valley Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction for their care and dedication.
At this time, the family will not be making any other public statements. They continue to decline interviews. Thank you for continuing to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.
Arrangements for a celebration of life are being made and an announcement will be made in the coming days."
Moore's death is the first in the 17 year history of the X Games.
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