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Simoncelli dies in Malaysian MotoGP crash

Updated 1309 GMT (2109 HKT) October 24, 2011
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Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli lost his life after a fatal crash in Malaysia on Sunday. Getty Images
Marshalls rush to assist Simoncelli after he crashed on his Honda (no58) at Sepang. AFP/Getty Images
Race officials at a press conference to announce the death of Italian rider Simoncelli. Getty Images
Simoncelli waits on the grid before the start of Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP. AFP/Getty Images
Crew members of Simoncelli's Honda team are left distraught by the tragic events. AFP/Getty Images
AC Milan players hold a minute's silence for Simoncelli before the start of their Serie A match Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Marco's father Paolo Simoncelli is comforted after learning of his son's death. Getty Images
An Italian MotoGP fan lays flowers under Simoncelli's race number in the town of Cattolica. Getty Images