Gary Nixon Passes

Cycle News Staff | August 5, 2011

Two-time AMA Grand National Champion Gary Nixon died today at a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The man simply known as “Nixon” was 70 years old.

Nixon took ill while spectating at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca and was admitted to hospital after returning to his home in Maryland. He suffered a heart attack on July 29 and died from complications from that heart attack. He had been in ICU at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Baltimore after undergoing surgery to place two stents in his arteries.