Dylan Rieder, Obit

Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage

The skateboarding community is mourning the loss of a young rider who was taken way too soon.

Professional skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder died at 28 years old after battling cancer, E! News has learned. According to a press release from his manager, Rieder passed away today of complications related to leukemia. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Dr. Stephen Forman in his name.

"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," the statement, posted on Jenkem Magazine's Facebook page, read.

"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."

The news hit the Twitterverse after A&R producer Dante Ross wrote, "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 thats 1 of the only things I know is a fact in the lifetime."

In memory of Dylan Rieder, 1988-2016.

A photo posted by Vogue (@voguemagazine) on

The Westminster, Calif., native began skateboarding at the ripe age of 9, and gained widespread attention in the early 2000s. He quickly became a known name in the sport, working with Birdhouse, Osiris, Rasa Libre and Quicksilver.

At one point, Rieder also dipped into modeling, and even snagged a feature in DKNY's spring 2014 ad campaign where he posed alongside supermodels Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Rieder took a break from skateboarding for a bit but announced earlier this year that he'd be "skating again soon."

Nicknamed "The Most Handsome Man in Skateboarding", Rieder won TRANSWORLD SKATEboarding's award for Best Part in Supreme's cherry. just last year.

Rieder was sponsored by HUF, F--king Awesome, Supreme, Spitfire, and Thunder.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share