Emile Hirsch, who portrayed the legendary skateboarder in 2005’s ‘Lords of Dogtown,’ and many other stars are mourning the loss of Jay Adams on Twitter. Read their reactions to this very sad news.
Jay Adams, who died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday, Aug. 14, was loved by many, including actor Emile Hirsch, who portrayed the original Z-Boys member in Lords Of Dogtown, and pro skater Tony Hawk. These stars and many more are celebrating the life of the legendary skater, 53, on Twitter.
Jay Adams Dies — Emile Hirsch & More Stars React To Skateboarder’s Passing
Jay was taken from this world way too soon and a number of celebrities seem to feel the same way. See what they’ve written on Twitter below:
We lost a true wild man with the passing of Jayboy. Jay Adams was a legend who will be missed.
— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) August 15, 2014
Goodbye Jay Adams. Thank you for inspiring us to get vertical and to keep pushing the limits of what is possible. pic.twitter.com/ezBW7ZwdtI
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 15, 2014
RIP skateboard legend #JayAdams.
— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) August 15, 2014
Damn. Lords of Dogtown is one of my favorite movies. One of the few I downloaded on my laptop. RIP Jay Adams.
— Oktane (@BOWoktane) August 15, 2014
Thank you Jay!!! RIP 🙏🙏🙏 Jay Adams pic.twitter.com/IHfvBHnGSx
— Mikey Taylor (@Mikey_Tay1or) August 15, 2014
Damn. Just re-watched Dogtown & Zboys last week. Jay Adams was the genuine article. #RIPJayAdams
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) August 15, 2014
— Carey Hart (@hartluck) August 15, 2014
— Kat Von D (@thekatvond) August 15, 2014
Jay Adams Dead — Legendary Skateboarder Dies At 53
Jay was reportedly enjoying an extended stay in Mexico — a “long surfing holiday” — with his wife, when he unexpectedly died.
Jay, a former drug addict, had allegedly been sober for months and had no history of heart problems, TMZ reports.
More details are likely to be revealed over the next few days, so stay tuned to HollywoodLife.com!
Earlier this year, another member of the famed Dogtown Z-Boys passed away. Shogo Kubo died in a June surfing accident — he was 54.
Our thoughts go out to Jay’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Chris Rogers