Professional skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder has tragically died at the age of 28. According to reports on Transworld Skateboarding, he passed away on Wednesday this week (October 12) due to complications from leukaemia.
Rieder was widely regarded as one of the most talented and influential skateboarders of his generation. His graceful and effortless style saw him go pro for Alien Workshop at the age of 18, where he went on to appear in a number of standout skate films. Last year, he won Transworld Skateboarding award for ‘Best Part’ in Supreme’s “cherry.”
As well as skating, Rieder also worked as a model, appearing in DKNY’s 2014 campaign alongside Cara Delevingne and A$AP Rocky.
“I'll never forget the first time we skated (gnarly!) or the day you took me to your dad's barbershop to get a trim,” wrote photographer Mike O’Meally in a moving Instagram tribute. “You gave my son a Snoopy lunchbox filled with matchbox cars for his 1st Birthday. You were always calm, even when you were running wild. Rest easy Dylan, feeling very sad right now... you were a great person.”
As a way of honouring the skateboarder, Rieder’s family has requested that donations be made to his doctor, Stephen Forman. Details on how you can do that can be found below.