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Illness Becomes F1 Driver, Johnny Dumfries’ Cause of Death

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Former Grand Prix driver and 1988 Le Mans winner Johnny Dumfries’ cause of death was clarified after he passed away today (March 22, 2021) at the age of 62. RIP.

Johnny Dumfries' cause of death was clarified after he passed away today
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Officially named John Crichton-Stuart, better known to friends as Johnny Bute, spent much of his life on his namesake Scottish island, at his ancestral home, Mount Stuart, and since 2005 he had chaired the Board of Mount Stuart Trust.

His family confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement, saying that he was a “devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, son and grandfather and loved by all.”

The statement also read: “The indomitable spirit and energy which Johnny brought to his life will be greatly missed, and the immense warmth and love with which he embraced his family.

“His heart was firmly rooted on the Island of Bute where he spent much of his time. Johnny chaired the Board of Mount Stuart Trust from its active inauguration in 2005 when Mount Stuart and its gardens opened to the public, and its rural estate was vested into the charitable trust.”

It read: “He was a moderniser and an inspirational thinker, transitioning a family home to a progressive, working visitor facility and estate.”


What’s Exactly Johnny Dumfries’ Cause of Death?

Although there is no complete information about Johnny Dumfries’ cause of death, we only know that he died after a short illness.

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Dumfries first entered in FF1600 driving a Ray, having raised funds working as a painter as well as decorator, and as a van driver for the Williams team.

Johnny Dumfries' cause of death was clarified after he passed away today

Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny Dumfries’ family, friends, fans and all of his loved ones at this tough time. You may also want to leave a tribute or a condolence message below the comment box to honor his life and legacy.


More about Johnny Dumfries’ Honors

Johnny Dumfries soon did level up to F3 and in 1984 won the British title.

Following a hard year in the first season of F3000 in 1985, when he tested regularly for Ferrari too – he was moved into the Lotus F1 team alongside Ayrton Senna in 1986.

He moved to sportscar racing in 1987, initially with Richard Lloyd’s Porsche team, before winning Le Mans with TWR Jaguar the following year. He then switched to the TOM’s Toyota outfit. He made his final appearance at Le Mans with the Courage team in 1991.

His life changed due to the passing of his dad in 1993 after his racing career wound down. Having become the seventh Marquess of Bute, he ran the family’s Mont Stuart estate on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.


Reactions to Death of F1 Driver Johnny Dumfries

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, however, fans remember memories and their idols are alive in their mind even after death.

Soon after Johnny Dumfries’s death, his family, friends, and fans expressed their sadness by sharing their condolences on social media.

https://twitter.com/GarethholtHolt/status/1374074829184335879

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