Skater Dylan Rieder loses battle with leukemia at age 28

Dylan Rieder, a celebrated skateboarder and model died last Wednesday due to complications from leukaemia.

Born in Westminster, California in 1988, the 28 year old who was known around the skateboarding world for his smooth and effortless style, began to skate at the age of nine.

Quickly garnering attention for his skills on the board, he began forming partnerships while still a teenager with companies such as Quicksilver and Osiris, during the early 2000’s, before becoming a pro skater at the age of 18 in 2006 for Alien Workshop.

Throughout the following decade he  became sponsored by  companies such as HUF, Spitfire, Thunder, and F****** Awesome and during this time he designed shoes for Gravis and HUF, called “The Dylan” and also sunglasses for Epokhe.

Rieder’s breakout video part came with  Transworld Skateboarding’s A Time to Shine. 

Since then he appeared in numerous other video parts, namely, Alien Workshop’s Mind Field,  a short film for Gravis footwear and Supreme’s Cherry where he won for his segment the Transworld Skateboarding’s Best Video Part Award last year.

After years in the skateboarding world, Rieder branched out to modeling where in 2014 he took part in the Spring Ad Campaign of DKNY along side actress and model Cara Delevingne.

Following the tragic announcement, fans and friends have taken to social media to mourn the young skateboarding phenom.

Jenkem Magazine shared the news of the passing on their Facebook page:

“Today, October 12th, 2016, surrounded by family and friends, Dylan Joseph Rieder passed away due to complications with leukemia…Dylan will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend.”

Even famed rock star Ozzy Osbourne, known for being the vocalist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath, took to twitter to commemorate the passing of the much beloved skater.

“Dylan Rieder. One of the most talented & brave men. I feel blessed to have known you. Rest In Peace Dylan. My love and condolences to his family.”

While on the Transworld Skateboarding site a short article began with the following;

“It’s hard to believe even typing this-we lost one of the best to ever step on a skateboard today.”