Professional skateboarder Dylan Rieder has tragically died at the age of just 28 after a battle with leukemia.
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The skater, who also had a brief modeling stint, passed due to complications with the illness just yesterday. A family statement posted on his Facebook page said:
Today, October 12th, 2016, surrounded by family and friends, Dylan Joseph Rieder passed away due to complications with Leukemia. His passion for life, art, music, fashion and skateboarding has always been contagious.
Dylan will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dylan’s memory to Dr. Stephen Forman.
Friends and fans were quick to pay tribute to Rieder, including Ozzy Osbourne who shared a picture of the two together.
Dylan Rieder. One of the most talent & brave men. I feel blessed to have known you. Rest In Peace Dylan. My love & condolences to his family pic.twitter.com/myDawH8P74
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) October 12, 2016
A&R producer Dante Ross tweeted:
Rest in Power Dylan Rieder gone way too soon a style master and really nice person.
My deepest condolences to his close friends and family… things don’t make sense god ain’t always fair and that’s 1 of the only things I know is a fact in the lifetime.
So sad that another talented person has been taken from this world due to cancer – when is this disease going to do one already? To remember the good times of Rieder, check him out absolutely shredding it below: