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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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1.

lander    

did he died?

544 days ago
2.

Beachwood87    

RIP Caleb

544 days ago
3.

JoJo    

RIP saying prayers for your family...

544 days ago
4.

Buddy The Elf    

Damn man. Tragic.

If it were the NFL his family would sue the snowmobile company for not making them lighter and safer.

544 days ago
5.

juicyyellabone    

Prayers go out to his family rip caleb

544 days ago
6.

DaveT    

Really sad, feel bad for his family, at least he went while doing something he loved, but too soon and too young, RIP

544 days ago
7.

Miss Mary    

Sad, but he died doing what he loved . . .

544 days ago
8.

HRH Prince Michael    

I'm not a fan of The X Games, but, friends tell me the crew are cool people.

Condolences for the Family, Friends, Loved-ones, and Fans, of Caleb Moore.

544 days ago
9.

mamajj    

Oh that is very sad. RIP Caleb

544 days ago
10.

PhilipMarkum    

This just sucks, period. Condolences to his family and friends.

544 days ago
11.

NotLikely    

RIP Caleb

544 days ago
12.

Sashatree    

Since when is stupidity a sport? Sorry, but this guy was doing absolutely STUPID, IDIOTIC, SENSELESS STUFF -- Shame on ANYONE who supports these "extreme sports" -- Next step, Roman gladiator-type slaughters with real blood and death.

544 days ago
13.

4reallikecomon    

You guys turn anything dangerous into a sport....

544 days ago
14.

sean    

RIP.

544 days ago
15.

kaz    

who would've thought back flipping a giant snowmobile would be dangerous?

544 days ago
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