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Brother's tribute as motorcycle racer Hayden dies

By Staff Reporter

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died in hospital, it has been announced.

The 35-year-old American was injured in a cycling accident on the Rimini coastline of Italy last Wednesday. News of his death was first announced by the hospital where he was being treated while a statement was also issued on behalf of his family.

His brother Tommy said: "Although this is obviously a sad time, we would like everyone to remember Nicky at his happiest - riding a motorcycle. He dreamed as a kid of being a pro rider and not only achieved that but also managed to reach the pinnacle of his chosen sport."

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