Are hearts are breaking after hearing that pro skateboarder Dylan Rieder passed away after a battle with cancer, and his fans are feelings the exact same way. After Dylan died on Oct. 12, fans took to Twitter to mourn his death — see their tweets here.
We still can’t believe Dylan Rieder passed away at the young age of 28. He had been battling leukemia for a year, according to The Ride Channel, before suffering from complications caused by the disease on Oct. 12. It’s a devastating loss in the skateboarding community, and nobody’s more heartbroken than his fans, as evidenced by their emotional tweets. See them below.
“Heavy day for all skaters, RIP Dylan Rieder. One of the most talented skateboarders to ever live,” one fan wrote, while another said, “Lost a legend way too early. RIP Dylan Rieder.”
“RIP Dylan Rieder, best style in skateboarding. cant even count how many times Ive watched this video for inspiration,” another fan wrote while posting the video below.
RIP Dylan Rieder, best style in skateboarding. cant even count how many times Ive watched this video for inspiration pic.twitter.com/xznZb4mzrq
— Fil (@ph11smith) October 12, 2016
One fan was so upset that he said he had to seclude himself in his room. “If u need me I’ll be in my room watching dylan rieder footage in total darkness,” he tweeted. Aw.
“Was gonna do a video.. now i dont even know. dylan rieder passing is really hitting home for me. cancer is not fair. its not fair,” another person wrote, and we couldn’t agree more. Cancer definitely isn’t fair.
See more heartbreaking tweets below.
U had the best impossibles in the game RIP DYLAN RIEDER
— tomass (@Tomasifernandez) October 12, 2016
Man today is not the day …
R.I.P Dylan Rieder
— Ball Mccartney (@REESElaflare) October 12, 2016
Woah…RIP Dylan Rieder
— HaHaKReamTeam (@KHRIS__P) October 12, 2016
Please tell me Dylan rieder didn't die 😞
— Tai (@rkelllyismymom) October 12, 2016
In the wake of Dylan’s shocking death, his family is trying to help find a cure for leukemia. They ask that anyone who wishes to honor him make a donation to Dr. Stephen Forman rather than send flowers. The funds will be used for “lifesaving research and record of innovation, like breakthrough cancer therapies,cures for diabetes and looking to nature and our own immune system for novel treatments.”
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dylan Rieder’s family and friends during this difficult time.