Wife of motocross star who died in a freak accident reveals her ultimate regret as she shares heartbreak in emotional tribute to her ‘best friend’

  • The widow of a motocross star has shared her heartbreak 
  • Corey Whittington died on Sunday aged 44 
  • His wife Shannen revealed the one thing she wishes she told him 

A Gold Coast motocross rider’s wife has revealed her heartbreak after her husband was killed in a freak racing accident.

Corey ‘Magoo’ Whittington, 44, died during a competition at Elaman Creek on Sunday, sending the tight knight Sunshine Coast moto community into shock.

According to reports, he clipped another bike following a collision in front of him, causing him to crash and sustain neck and spine injuries which proved fatal.  

He leaves behind wife Shannen, who has paid an emotional tribute to her late husband.  

‘I’m breaking, I’m lost,’ she told Courier Mail.

The wife of a motocross rider has shared her heartbreak following his shock death

‘He was my best friend, my protector, he was everything to me.

‘He swept me off my feet and showed me love like I’ve never known before.

‘I’m still in shock waiting for him to walk through the door.’

The pair met on the Gold Coast in 2015 and married last year. Shannen revealed that the date of their wedding was of huge significance to her and Corey. 

‘His racing number was 963, so we got married on the ninth of June, 2023,’ she said.

‘We were Team 963.’

Shannen says Corey’s mates would call him ‘Magoo’ but she would address him as ‘my bro’, while he would call her his ‘broette’.

Shannen has revealed that she regrets not saying three important words during her final phone call with Corey.

Corey Whittington died on Sunday during a motocross race on the Sunshine Coast

Corey Whittington died on Sunday during a motocross race on the Sunshine Coast

‘We spoke on the phone a couple of hours later and we always finished our conversations saying ‘I love you’, and I would usually say ‘come home safe’, but I didn’t say that this time and I’m kicking myself,’ she said. 

‘He’d had so many accidents over the years he was held together with metal plates, so (when the phone rang on Sunday) I just thought he had done something or broken something,’ she said.

‘But his friend Liam (who made the call) started crying and I started screaming.

‘I’ve got his bike back at home now and it’s sitting in the garage and apart from some dirt and mud it’s completely intact.

‘It blows my mind.’

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