Sad News: Popular Pro Skateboarder and Model Dylan Rieder Dead at 28

Sad News: Popular Pro Skateboarder and Model Dylan Rieder Dead at 28

The California native was battling leukemia.

Published October 13th

The skateboarding community is in mourning.

Pro skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder died Wednesday due to complications with leukemia, as confirmed by his manager. He was 28.

Rieder exploded onto the scene having turned pro at the age of 18.

Watch his skating skills from 2009's Mind Field.

Just last year, Rieder was honored with Transworld Skateboarding's award for Best Part in Supreme's "cherry," as reported by RollingStone.com.

Beyond skateboarding, the Cali native also had a budding modeling portfolio going for himself, as he was part of DKNY's 2014 ad campaign, which also featured A$AP Rocky and Cara Delevingne

The shocking news of his passing sent tremors through the skateboarding world and beyond Wednesday and continuing through today.

Thank you for making skateboarding so much better while you were here, Dylan.

A photo posted by Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) on

Relax in Heaven dylan🙌🏻 love you man and I miss you so much!

A photo posted by Ryan Sheckler (@shecks) on

R.I.P. Dylan Rieder and condolences to his family.

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