One of the greatest motor racing drivers of all time, Sir Stirling Moss, has passed away after battling a long illness, his wife announced.
Moss passed away in the early hours of Easter morning. Speaking with the Daily Mail, Lady Moss – who had cared for him at their Mayfair house – said Sir Stirling “died as he lived, looking wonderful. He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that.”
Widely regarded as the greatest driver never to win the Formula One World Championship, Moss had an accomplished career, winning in a variety of different categories, with different manufacturers across the world.
His accomplishments include three New Zealand Grand Prix victories (1956, 1959, and 1962), 16 Formula One Grand Prix wins, and won an incredible 212 out of the 529 races he competed in.
Moss was eventually forced to retire in 1962 following a crash at Goodwood that left him in a coma and partially paralysed for six months, but nonetheless maintained a presence in the paddock for most of his life.