ERIC McClure’s fiancée paid tribute to the NASCAR driver saying that she’ll live him “until her last breath” after he died suddenly aged 42.
Keira Brinegar Tibbs posted a heartbreaking tribute to her Facebook page yesterday along with two images of the couple together.
Keira Brinegar Tibbs with Eric McClure[/caption]
Tibbs posted several heartbreaking tributes to her fiancée on Facebook[/caption]
Former Nascar driver Eric McClure has died aged 42 after suffering from serious health problems in recent years[/caption]
“Eric, I love you until my last breath…please wait for me until then. I love you more,” she wrote.
In a separate post today, Tibbs shared a short video with the caption: “How can he be gone….I love him so so much.
“Till the end of time I will love you Eric Wayne McClure.”
NASCAR and McClure’s family confirmed his death on Sunday.
However, no cause of death have been released.
The Washington County’s sheriff’s office said McClure’s body was sent to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in Roanoke for an autopsy.
The former driver had suffered from serious health problems in recent years including a lung infection and was diagnosed with a severe musculoskeletal disorder in 2019.
McClure suffered at least two concussions in his career and said he was left with lingering headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light, bouts of depression, and forgetfulness.
In 2013, he had been diagnosed with acute renal failure and in 2019 said he was being treated for kidney failure in both kidneys.
He last posted on social media on Saturday.
Nascar said in a statement: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of former driver and (team) owner Eric McClure. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to Eric’s family and friends.”
In a statement, McClure’s family said: “The family of Eric Wayne McClure, former NASCAR driver, announces with great sorrow his passing on Sunday.
“They would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this very difficult time.”
McClure leaves behind his ex-wife Miranda and their seven children.
The pair were married from 2004 to 2018.
There is very little known about Miranda or what she does for a living.
In 2018, McClure faced a domestic violence charge against his wife Miranda.
He was ordered 12 months of probation.
Miranda said her ex-husband choked and hit her in front of their children, and her nine-year-old daughter called 911.
McClure, of Chilhowie, Virginia, was the nephew of former Cup team owner Larry McClure and spent the majority of his career racing in the Xfinity Series.
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He made 288 career starts over 14 seasons with a career-best finish of eighth at Daytona in 2013. He last raced in 2016.
McClure missed five races during the 2012 season after a crash at Talladega Superspeedway caused multiple injuries including a concussion and internal bruising.
His racing career was cut short due to health issues but formed Martin-McClure racing team with former driver Hal Martin in 2016.