Russell Brookes death, obituary: Russell Brookes cause of death

Russell Brookes death, obituary: Beloved Russell Brookes, double British Rally champion famous for driving his ‘Andrews Heat for Hire’ liveried cars has died.

Russell Brookes death, obituary: Russell Brookes cause of death

He was 74 years old.

British Rally Championship shared a tribute to honour Russell in a tweet that read:

We are sad to hear of the passing of Russell Brookes.

Brookes won the series in 1977 and 1985 and was an avid ambassador for the BRC and the whole of British rallying. A true legend.

Our thoughts got out to his family and friends. RIP Russell

Russell Brookes death, obituary: Russell Brookes cause of death

At this time, Russell’s cause of death is not public. Please say a prayer for his grieving family.

Brookes will be sorely missed by his family and the thousands of loyal fans he leaves behind. He was synonymous with and one of the best drivers of arguably the greatest period in British rallying history.

Brookes began competing in the early ’60s before signing the pioneering deal with Andrews-Sykes in 1974 that meant the company’s profits grew and Brookes’ profile skyrocketed.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Read more tributes from loved ones shared on social media.

We were saddened to hear that double British Rally champion Russell Brookes has passed away at the age of 74.

The Midland Automobile Club would like to offer its condolences to his family and friends, as well as members of the RDCC, at this time.

RIP Russell Brookes a great ambassador for British Rallying. The battles between Russell and Jimmy McRae were legendary and got me interested in Rallying from being a youngster.

God bless you for the memories created. #rally #rallying #Legend

https://twitter.com/Akingcal/status/1189661263514755072

We are so sad to hear that our dear friend, long-time supporter of Race Retro, and rally legend Russell Brookes has passed away. Motorsport and the Rallying world just lost one of the greats.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time #RIPRussellBrookes

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