Sadly, Pro Skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder has died at the age of 28. Dylan died on Wednesday 12th October due to complications from leukemia. The California native rose up through the skateboarding ranks and turned professional at 18-years-old. He began skating at age 9 and won the 2001 Damn Am contest when he was 13. He rode for Alien Workshop, was sponsored by a number of brands and took part in skateboarding films and videos. The skateboarding magazine Thrasher paid tribute to him on Wednesday saying he was “absolutely, positively, a gift”.
“His passion for life, art, music, fashion and skateboarding has always been contagious. Dylan will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend.”
Rieder also modeled, in 2014 he featured in DKNY’s S/S campaign alongside Cara Delevingne and A$AP Rocky. Several celebrities took to social media to pass on their condolences and the Supreme store in London laid flowers and lit candles.