niki lauda who was hospitalized in January for 10 days due to influenza. he died on Monday as the statement given by the family members to the Austrian media. he was hospitalized for 10 days after having lung transport. Lauda had been battling with health issues since mid-last year, including a lung transplant in August, that had him in the hospital for two months.
Lauda had been battling with health issues since mid-last year, including a lung transplant in August, that had him in the hospital for two months.
“With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement issued to Austrian media.
“His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain.
“A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed.”
In 2012, he became the non-executive chairman at Mercedes and has been a key figure in their dominance in the sport recently.