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Skateboarding Phenomenon Dylan Rieder Dead at 28

Model-skater passed away following a battle with leukemia

Dylan Rieder, a renowned professional skateboarder and model, has died. He was 28. As Transworld Skateboarding posted, he died on Wednesday due to complications from leukemia.

Known for his effortless and graceful style, strength and memorable video appearances, Rieder influenced a generation of skateboarders.

Rieder, who grew up in Westminster, California, began skating before he reached his teens. By the time he turned 18 he went pro for Alien Workshop. He was a favorite son in the industry. 

There are myriad excellent representations of his skills, including his breakout part in 2006’s Transworld Skateboarding’s A Time to Shine. He also teamed with Alien Workshop for a part in 2009’s Mind Field and in 2010 he starred in a solo part for Gravis Footwear, entitled Dylan. Last year he won Transworld Skateboarding’s award for Best Part in Supreme’s “cherry.”

His talents went beyond his skateboarding chops. He was also a model. In 2014, he starred in DKNY’s ad campaign, which also featured A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Many have showed an outpouring of remembrances on social media. “Dylan Rieder. One of the most talented and brave men,” Ozzy Osbourne tweeted, along with a picture of the two of them together. “I feel blessed to have known you. Rest in peace Dylan. My love and condolences to his family.”

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