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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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61.

GoPeytonLuck    

Changes have to be made or eliminate the event all together and I love snow boarding

569 days ago
62.

Jen    

"professional snowmobiler"?! Get a real job.

569 days ago
63.

Virtual Insanity    

Very sad. My condolences to Caleb's family, friends, and fans.

569 days ago
64.

jA    

WOW!
Dear Friends and Family,

Recently my Mother died of a brain injury sustained in an accident. It was so SO un real and I just want to send my deepest sincerest condolences and say that my heart and prayers are with you all now. May your loved one TRULY Rest In Peace Much LOVE*jA

569 days ago
65.

JAY    

these people are stupid. this shouldnt be a sport. this was negligence on the part of these foolish people who does this to please others and call it a sport

569 days ago
66.

nof    

Not many people make their mark on the World, period.


Let ALONE by age 25.


We'll miss you, dude -


You gave it everything you had -


Everything.

569 days ago
67.

JAY    

this is not a sport these people are dumb insane and stupid. why fly in the air with 600 lbs. hope they banned this sport.

569 days ago
68.

joeboxer    

RIP CALEB you'll be missed bro, now show the heavens what the X-games are about. While everyone comments negativity about the sports, its meant to be a crazy sport about athletes who can do the crazy tricks, much respect for the daring

569 days ago
69.

mandii~sue    

RIP you died doing what you loved. I hope to be so lucky! Thanks for going balls to the wall in a crazy sport! extreme athletes are the best!

569 days ago
70.

rlemons    

That's sad :(

569 days ago
71.

thisisme3    

Damn. That is too bad. People wanna knock how he wasn't competing in a 'real' sport. What he did took a hell of a lot more balls than these other 'athletes' who just run and throw a damn ball. He at least died doing something he was passionate about instead of drug overdoses like those other 'athletes'.

569 days ago
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joe bodego    

Stupid idiotic so called sports that seen to attract a certain type of morons. Who cares?????

569 days ago
73.

wtf.ever    

Wow....way to insult someone who isn't around anymore to defend himself people. I don't follow the sport, or know who this individual even is, but he is now left with a greiving family, and you idiots come here to insult him!? Have a little more class!

569 days ago
74.

monique    

oh wow! such a horrible story :(
i pray the family and those he left behind can find some way of finding some kind of peace, may you rest in peace caleb moore

569 days ago
75.

Appalled    

From scrolling through and reading some of the comments here I am frankly appalled that there are so many of you in this world that have no compassion for human life, and yet you wonder why there are so many senseless shootings at your schools, theaters, etc.

Caleb was one of many extreme athletes who do that kind of stuff on a daily basis. They understand getting hurt is part of the job, a job that makes them millions if they are good at what they do. If you want to blame anyone blame the sponsors and the fans who pay big money to see them risk their lives for entertainment.

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