- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) - Geoff Duke, who won six world motorcycling titles and became the sport’s first global star, has died. He was 92.

Duke, who retired from the sport in 1959 with 33 grand prix wins, died on Friday, the official MotoGP website said.

Son Peter Duke was quoted as telling bikesportnews.com that his father had been “ill for some time but he passed away peacefully” in the Isle of Man.

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