Dylan Rieder Dead: Pro Skateboarder Dies at Age 28 After Battling Leukemia

Dylan Rieder
Dylan Rieder on August 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage

Professional skateboarder Dylan Rieder died on Wednesday, October 12, the Ride Channel confirms. He was 28.

According to the website, the athlete died of complications related to leukemia.

A&R producer Dante Ross also tweeted the news.

“Rest in Power Dylan Rieder gone way too soon a style master and really nice person,” Ross tweeted on Wednesday. “My deepest condolences to his close friends and family.”

The professional skateboarder grew up in Westminster, California, and began skating at the age of 9. Rieder, who was sponsored by companies such as Birdhouse and Quicksilver, also made a name for himself by modeling.

The attractive athlete was featured in DKNY’s spring 2014 ad campaign alongside supermodels Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Shortly after the news of his death broke, his peers took to social media to mourn him.

Gary Rogers, Skateline host, tweeted: “Got the worst phone call this morning rip Dylan Rieder.”

Transworld Skateboarding also posted about Rieder’s death. “It’s hard to believe even typing this — we lost one of the best to ever step on a skateboard today,” the publication wrote on Wednesday. “Dylan Rieder, whose flawless style, explosive power and epic video parts influenced an entire generation and beyond, passed away today due to complications with Leukemia. Rest in peace, Dylan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family in this unbelievably difficult time.”

In lieu of sending flowers, Rieder’s family requested via a statement to Ride Channel that donations be made in his memory to Dr. Stephen Forman, an international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation at the City of Hope Cancer Treatment Center.

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