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Snowmobiler Dies

After Horrific Crash

1/31/2013 10:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A 25-year-old professional snowmobiler has died from injuries he sustained during a horrific crash during the Aspen X Games last week.

Caleb Moore passed away this morning in Colorado, a family spokesperson said.

Moore's family declined to release further details about the death, but stated on Sunday that he had suffered a "brain complication" stemming from the accident ... on top of a severe concussion and bleeding of the heart.

Moore was competing at the snowmobile freestyle final last Thursday when his 450-pound snowmobile flipped over and landed on top of him.

ESPN released a statement Tuesday, saying, "We've worked closely on safety issues with athletes, course designers and other experts for each of the 18 years of X Games. Still, when the world's best compete at the highest level in any sport, risks remain."

Caleb -- once an avid all-terrain vehicle rider -- was a 4-time X Games medalist who first began competing in 2010, after just one month of practicing on snowmobiles.

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Amy J    

Ya..so I see the horrific and just devastating death of this young man..and scroll down..and see "Hollywood Asses" have some respect when you are reporting a death and remove those ridiculous articles. I am sick to see that crab..how low class can you go?

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47.

palermo    

It's all fun and games until somebody dies. I think some people are just born with the "crazy" gene, they do dangerous things and eventually something gets them.

595 days ago
48.

Bmorecurlyguy    

Wait hold up....tragic? Dude was doing flips w a snowmobile.... Guess that's what rich people do when they are bored....25 and doing life threatening stunts isn't tragic it's stupid and lacks common sense... Sorry he died but c'mon the name of the game is stay alive long as possible and well he lost playing recklessly

595 days ago
49.

gibby    

now thats jacked up! r.i.p dude!!!!

595 days ago
50.

wtf    

WE MUST BAN THESE DANGEROUS ASSAULT SNOWMOBILES BEFORE MORE OF OF OUR CHILDREN DIE!!!

595 days ago
51.

trini_angel    

That's sad....RIP

595 days ago
52.

KanyeWest    

God bless you brother

595 days ago
53.

Frosticles    

Where's the video..?

595 days ago
54.

david96706    

This is heartbreaking, I happened to see the crash as I was channel surfing. It looked pretty bad. Any word on how his brother is doing? I know he ended up crashing also that day.

595 days ago
55.

ajax    

Rip foolish pig!

595 days ago
56.

Rolm    

Oh well get another monkey to perform

595 days ago
57.

laffnbear    

Another case for the Darwin award.

595 days ago
58.

Lolita    

I'm so sad .

595 days ago
59.

graham deshazo    

Is "professional snowmobiler" what one becomes when one is not employable at one of the many fine fastfood establishments the local job market has to offer? "Died of a brain complication" Got that right! He didn't have one/didn't use it to think "Backflip a 450 vehicle while riding it = Bad idea." Seriously, sad? Maybe. Tragedy? Definately not. It is the logical end to bad choices.

595 days ago
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GreenTea62    

RIP Caleb

595 days ago
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