Colin McRae Killed in Helicopter Crash

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Race driver Colin McRae passed away on Saturday in a helicopter crash, along with his five year old son. McRae, 39, was known in the video game industry for his popular series of racing games named after him. The most recent in the series, DiRT, was released on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Codemasters, the publisher of the Colin McRae racing series, released a statement: “Everyone at Codemasters, especially those who worked directly with Colin McRae, is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events of this weekend. The loss of Colin McRae is deeply distressing. That it involved his son and another so young makes it even more tragic. Our thoughts are with his family and those closest to him and we share in their pain.

For over ten years, Colin was part of the Codemasters family and it was a privilege to have a man recognised as a true legend on the team. He always took a keen interest in the game experience, wanting to make sure it was without equal in its portrayal of the sport. His contribution was inspirational and brought his technical expertise and passion for rally driving to each and every McRae game. Through the popularity of those games, he brought a whole new audience to the sport itself.”