After struggling for his life for five days, Nicky Hayden died yesterday in a hospital in Italy. The 35-year old American racer was one of the best in the sports of bike racing and looked in great shape.
Though there was hope that he will survive the accident, he had suffered extensive physical damage when he was hit by a speeding car while he was practicing on a bicycle.
The week hasn’t really been very good for the racing world, be it car racing or bike racing. Merely a few days after the fatal accident involving Nicky Hayden, one of the best car racers of our times, Sebastien Bourdais, suffered a massive car crash during the qualifying round of Indy 500. He is in a hospital and has serious damages.
Despite the seriousness of his injuries people thought that he will survive. The American racer had suffered severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. The hospital in a statement said, “The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday May 17 in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena following a very serious polytrauma which occurred the same day”. Nicholas “Nicky” Patrick Hayden was among the most feted racer. Hayden started his road racing career in the CMRA before progressing to the AMA Supersport Championship and then to the AMA Superbike Championship.
Nicky Hayden was engaged to his reality TV star Jackie Marin. The two got engaged in May 2016 in Italy. Marin has been appearing in different reality shows for the last several years. In 2013, she appeared in a TV Guide Network series The Tequila Sisters. The show focused on the lives of her and her sisters, Jen, Lauren and Catherine as well as their parents, Lori and Bill, who were born in Mexico City. Now, the family is based in Orange County, California.
The racer called his sweetheart, the best actor in his eyes. Reports suggest that Jackie Marin loves watching boxing in her free time. “True to Jackie’s Hispanic heritage, she loves watching professional boxing and cheering on her favorite Mexican boxers…singing is what drives her to pursue a career in music and take the stage with her bold yet sultry voice” her Facebook page says.