- Text by HUCK HQ
At just 28 years young, respected skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder died on Wednesday, due to complications from Leukemia.
Dylan’s death has not only forced the skate community to reflect on his immense achievements – but also how much more he could have gone on to do.
Born in Westminster, California, Rieder picked up skateboarding before he hit his teens, and by 18 had already turned pro with Alien Workshop.
His effortless power, style and grace made a huge mark on the industry, influencing a generation of skateboarders.
Dylan’s breakout video part appears in Transworld Skateboarding’s A Time to Shine from 2006 and he made waves in Alien Workshop’s Mind Field in 2009 and Dylan for Gravis in 2010 before bagging Transworld Skateboarding’s award for Best Part in Supreme’s Cherry in 2015.
Along with slaying it on the concrete, Dylan was blowing up as a model, featuring in a DKNY ad campaign next to A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn in 2014.
Huge figures from skate, music and fashion have lined up to pay tribute to the skate prodigy, who was taken long before his time. Here are some of them.