Victor Steeman’s family was dealt another devastating blow just two days after the World Superbikes star died in a horrific crash in Portugal.
Steeman’s mother Flora van Limbeek, 59, has died of a suspected heart attack and it is not surprising that the family has released a statement asking for privacy.
“The Steeman family would like to rest calmly in this immense grief. We would therefore like to kindly but urge everyone to respect that request through this message,” the statement said.
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“The friendly request is therefore not to send any cards or other gifts to the home address in Lathum.
“To give everyone the opportunity to share their grief and to support father and husband Steeman and other family members during this bizarre and difficult time, we will be releasing a special message later today about the possibilities to do so.
“Our thoughts are with father and husband Willem, the extended family and loved ones at this difficult and trying time. Words are not enough to comfort you in this great loss. We wish you a lot of strength and strength for the coming time.”
It was reported that Van Limbeek died on Thursday at her home in the Netherlands after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The tragic death has prompted an outburst of emotion on social media, with messages like “beyond sadness” and “you can literally die of a broken heart” a common theme.
On Tuesday, the 22-year-old Dutch motorcyclist died after an accident at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal.
The Kawasaki rider received immediate medical attention at trackside and at the circuit medical center before being helicoptered to Faro hospital, according to the FIM.
The family said it was “something you’ve always dreaded as a parent” and that the loss was “excruciating”.
“We are very proud to announce that our hero’s death saved five more people by donating his organs.
“We would like to thank everyone for the way you have lived with us over the past few days. We will miss our Victor very much.”
https://7news.com.au/sport/motorsport/beyond-sad-another-tragedy-strikes-family-of-racing-prodigy-just-two-days-after-superbikes-star-was-killed-c-8552614 Victor Steeman’s mother Flora van Limbeek has died of a heart attack two days after the superbike rider’s death