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Former World Champion racer killed in terrible wreck honored with stunning tribute All Motor Blog via Twitter

Back in May, Nicky Hayden, the 35 year old former Moto GP champion, died after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Italy.

His death stunned the racing world, and tributes quickly poured it (below).

Those tributes haven’t stopped.

Painter Julian Clavijo has completed a mural that honors Hayden, and it’s striking.

Autosport says that initial reports said that Hayden had suffered a cerebral edema and several bone fractures in the wreck, and he never recovered.

Hayden, nicknamed “The Kentucky Kid,” won the 2006 MotoGP championship with Repsol Honda. He most recently raced in the World Superbike series.

Here are some of the tributes that poured in at the time.

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