Britain's John Surtees, the only driver in history to win Formula 1 and motorcycling world titles, has died at the age of 83, his family announced.
Surtees was admitted to a London hospital in January for respiratory problems until he died this Friday after receiving intensive care.
He died along with his wife, Jane, and their daughters Leonora and Edwina, the Henry Surtees Foundation said in a statement posted on Facebook.
“John was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He was also one of the greats in the motor world, "the statement said.
Surtees won the 1964 Formula 1 world title after having already triumphed on two wheels. The Briton won the 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 motorcycling titles.
Surtees was also awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal in 2016 for his contribution to motorsport.
His son Henry died in 2009 at the age of 18 in a Formula 2 accident at the British Brands Hatch circuit.
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