The skateboarding community mourns the death of Dylan Rieder and rock icon Ozzy Osbourne felt lucky to have known the model and pro skater. Osbourne remembers Rieder as a “talented and brave man.”
Osbourne joined those who aired sympathy to the family of the 28-year old skater who brought skateboarding to another level. Rieder died Wednesday after a long battle with leukemia, a kind of cancer that progresses from the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs.
“Dylan Rieder. One of the most talented and brave men,” Ozzy Osbourne tweeted, along with a picture of the two of them together. “I feel blessed to have known you. Rest in peace Dylan. My love and condolences to his family.”
Transworld Skateboarding stated that Rieder was known for his flawless style, explosive power, and epic video parts. Rieder style has influenced an entire generation to skateboarders and beyond. They also stated that Rieder’s family advises fans that instead of sending flowers, donations be made in Dylan Rieder’s memory to Dr. Stephen Forman.
Dr. Forman is an international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation from the City of Hope Cancer Treatment Center.
Rieder turned pro at age 18 for Alien Workshop with his breakout part in Transworld Skateboarding’s 2006 video “A Time To Shine.” He also teamed with Alien Workshop in 2009’s Mind Field and in 2010 he starred in a solo part for Gravis Footwear, entitled “Dylan.”
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Rieder won the Transworld Skateboarding’s award for Best Part in Supreme’s “cherry.” Aside from skateboarding, Rieder also went to modeling. In 2014, he included in DKNY’s ad campaign, which featured Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn.
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