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Kato succumbs to injuries

Published: 15 April 2003

Updated: 24 November 2014

Daijiro Kato, the former 250cc World Champion, has died in hospital in Japan.

Kato passed away at 00:42 local time today, Sunday April 20, in the Yokkaichi Central Hospital. Kato, 26, had been in a coma since crashing at the first race of the season in Suzuka. He leaves a widow and two children.

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