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Dylan Rieder (1988 - 2016)

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Dylan Rieder (1988 - 2016)

Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, of leukemia, according to multiple news sources. He was 28.

Rieder was born May 5, 1988, in Westminster, California. He began skating professionally at the age of 18 in Transworld Skateboarding’s 2006 video, “A Time To Shine.” He competed in the X Games from 2011 to 2013 and Street League Skateboarding from 2010 to 2013.

He was featured as a model in DKNY’s spring 2014 advertising campaign. He was also featured in the rock band Supreme’s video for their song “Cherry.”

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He was well-respected in the skateboarding world and inspired many as he battled cancer.

“He was super influential; he’s probably the most influential younger skateboarder,” Transworld Skateboarding editor Blair Alley told GrindTV.

Friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to Rieder.

In a Facebook post, Sharon Osbourne, the television personality and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, called Rieder one of "the most beautiful, rare and talented" young men she has ever met. "You were so brave my darling. I send you a big hug & kiss. My heart goes out to the Rieder friends and family. Sleep now sweet prince."

Osbourne's husband took to Twitter to express his condolences on a special In Memoriam page: "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"

Ozzy Osbourne's Twitter post included a photograph of the jubilant rocker standing next to Rieder, with his right arm wrapped around the shoulders of the smiling skateboarder and model.


Rieder is survived by his parents and sister.

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