So, so sad. Dylan Rieder was just 28 years old when he passed away on Oct. 12. The young pro skateboarder had been battling leukemia for the past year, according to The Ride Channel, before he sadly succumbed to complications cause by the devastating disease. He began skateboarding professionally at just 9 years old in Westminster, CA where he grew up, and quickly gained notoriety for working with skate companies like Birdhouse, Osiris, Rasa Libre, Quicksilver, Huf, F*cking Awesome, and Alien Workshop.
As an incredibly handsome young man, Dylan also stumbled into a successful modelling career. He got so well-known in the fashion world that he was even featured in DKNY’s spring 2014 ad where he posed alongside huge supermodels like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn. He also notably was featured in the Supreme film Cherry.
Dylan’s family is trying to help find a cure for leukemia in the wake of his shocking death. The Ride channel reports that they are requesting fans and boarders who wish to honor him make a donation to Dr. Stephen Forman rather than send flowers. The organization, City of Hope, is “creating scientific miracles in the fight against cancer and life-threatening diseases. They use the funds 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.”
City of Hope
1500 E Duerte Rd.
Duerte, CA 91010
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