Nicky Hayden funeral: The MotoGP star has died aged 35
Hayden, 35, died on Monday after being knocked off his bike while cycling along the Rimini coastline in Italy.
The family are still waiting for his body to be released and, when it is, the MotoGP legend will be flown back to America.
There the funeral will take place – although no arrangements on a date have been finalised due to the Italian police’s investigation.
Before his passing, Hayden had requested for his body to be used for organ donation – a wish the family has passed through.
While a day for the funeral has not been nailed down, Nicky’s mother Rose and brother Tommy are keen to return to America as soon as possible.
Nicky Hayden: Tributes after tragic death of MotoGP star Mon, May 22, 2017
Tributes are pouring in for MotoGP star Nicky Hayden who has died aged 35
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Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden died aged 35 on Wednesday – five days after being involved in a crash while cycling.
He had been in the intensive care unit of Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini Hospital.
"We would like everyone to remember Nicky at his happiest – riding a motorcycle," his brother Tommy said.
"He dreamed as a kid of being a pro-rider and not only achieved that but also managed to reach the pinnacle of his chosen sport.
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"We are all so proud of that. We will all miss him terribly."
Hayden, nicknamed the Kentucky Kid, had turned out for Red Bull Honda in the World Superbike Championship in Italy on May 14.
Sister Kathleen added: "Today I not only lost my big brother, but I lost a best friend."
A Red Bull Honda statement read: ”The 'Kentucky Kid' will be sorely missed by all that ever had the pleasure of meeting him or the privilege to see him race a motorcycle around a track, be it dirt or asphalt.”