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After nine months after crashing into a recovery vehicle during last year's Japanese Grand Prix, the Bianchi family has announced that Jules has passed away. The French Formula 1 driver was in a coma since the accident and the tragic event was announced Friday night. 

As you may have read, after crashing that recovery vehicle Bianchi suffered severe head injuries that left him in a coma. 

"It is with deep sadness that the parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, his brother Tom and sister Mélanie, wish to make it known that Jules passed away last night at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nice, (France) where he was admitted following the accident of 5th October 2014 at Suzuka Circuit during the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Jules Bianchi dies at the age of 25
“Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end. The pain we feel is immense and indescribable. We wish to thank the medical staff at Nice’s CHU who looked after him with love and dedication. We also thank the staff of the General Medical Center in the Mie Prefecture (Japan) who looked after Jules immediately after the accident, as well as all the other doctors who have been involved with his care over the past months.

“Furthermore, we thank Jules’ colleagues, friends, fans and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over these past months, which gave us great strength and helped us deal with such difficult times. Listening to and reading the many messages made us realise just how much Jules had touched the hearts and minds of so many people all over the world.

“We would like to ask that our privacy is respected during this difficult time, while we try to come to terms with the loss of Jules", said Jules family in the official statement.

We want to offer our most sincere prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jules.

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