Sir Stirling Moss tragically dies at 90 as wife pays moving tribute to great racing driver
Sir Stirling Moss died at the age of 90.
A great racing driver and one of the most read figures in British sport history, he “turned a blind eye” in the early hours of Easter morning.
Lady Moss was at his bedside at the time of his death after treating him during a long illness in their house in Mayfair. She told the Daily Mail, “He died as he lived, he looked magnificent.
British Formula 1 driver Stirling Moss tragically died at 90
Moss on the verge of winning the Italian Mille Miglia race – his most famous race ever
“He just got tired at the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that’s it. “
Moss’ fame was assured in the years following World War II through his style and skills, which earned him acclaim as the best all-rounder ever. Its versatility has earned it 212 of its 529 races in all types of cars imaginable.
He never won the world title of Formula 1, but this was due to his preference for British machines and the remarkable sportsmanship that denied him this chance.
He prefers to win a race that plays the percentages for the title. Between 1955 and 1961, he was runner-up four times and third three times.
Elegant, easygoing, courageous, he kept two pounds of cuttings in his Mayfair home – one racing, the other from ‘crumpet.