Texas snowmobiler Caleb Moore died Thursday, one week after a horrific crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, according to a statement from family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson.
The fatality marks the first in the 17-year history of the Winter X Games.
Moore was injured Jan. 24 during the snowmobile freestyle contest. He under-rotated a back flip and dug the skis of his sled into the lip of the landing.
The statement from Lawson:
"On behalf of the Moore family: This morning Caleb Moore passed away. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
"The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.
"They would also like to thank the physicians and medical staff at both Aspen Valley Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction for their care and dedication.
"At this time, the family will not be making any other public statements. They continue to decline interviews. Thank you for continuing to respect the family's privacy during this difficult time."
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