Nicky Hayden was placed in an induced coma after an accident, riding his bicycle in Italy. The collision was along the Rimini coast on last Wednesday.
Hospital officials confirmed on this Monday that the popular motorbike star, from Owensboro in Kentucky, Nicholas Patrick Hayden, died from his severe head and chest injuries. Hayden, who was known as the “Kentucky Kid”, had been in Italy following a race at nearby Imola.
The American ex-MotoGP winner lost his battle, he was fighting for five days after being knocked off his bike, in this cycling accident. Hayden won the 2006 MotoGP title over Valentino Rossi. Hayden switched to World Superbikes in 2016 and was 13th in the 2017 standings, riding for Red Bull Honda.
It’s a huge lost: R.I.P Nicky!!!