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Skateboarder and model, Dylan Rieder, succumbed to leukemia earlier today. The skateboarding community mourns the loss of this talented star. He was young and very successful in his career when he passed away at the age of only 28. He will be missed. 

Dylan Rieder, a legend among the skateboarding community, passed away today after battling cancer for two years. The cause of the 28-year-old’s death was officially cited as complications from leukemia. Rieder had inspired a generation of skateboarders with his effortless and graceful skateboarding tricks. Take a look at our Dylan Rieder wiki, including facts about him you need to know.

#1 He Started His Career Very Early

Rieder was born to Joe, a barber and Dana Ortiz. He also has a sister named Makenna. Rieder grew up in Westminster, California where he began skating from an early age. He began skating when he was nine years old and when was 18, he went pro for Alien Workshop. He was noticed for his performance in Transworld Skateboarding’s video, “A Time To Shine.”

#2 He Became Very Successful

Rieder was a success story among the skateboarding community. He competed in Street Leagues from 2010 to 2013 and even represented U.S. in the Summer X Games. He made it to rank 12 of the 2013 X Games in Barcelona. He had several sponsors, including HUF, Spitfire, MOB, Jack’s Garage, Thunder, and Supreme. He left Alien Workshop when Dill and Ave dropped out in 2013 to start their own outfit. Rieder then joined their firm, F***ing Awesome.

Rieder was very popular on social media, as well. He had over 16,000 followers on Instagram and he often posted pictures of his edgy aesthetic style and his pet dog, Hank.

Spoiled by watermelons #mrhankdog

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#3 He Has Done Modelling and Acting Too

Dylan started out as a professional model in 2014, which should come as no shock thanks to his incredibly good looks. He signed with DNA Model Management. His most notable job was starring in DKNY’s spring campaign, during which he starred in an ad alongside supermodels Cara Delevigne, A$AP Rocky, and Jourdan Dunn. Rieder and Delevigne were also briefly linked together, but it was only their chemistry in front of the camera.

As if. #RIP #DylanRieder #styleicon #mrhankdog #fuckcancer

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The 6’1″ skateboarder also tried his hand at acting. He played a minor role in the 2003 skater movie, Grind,  which starred Mike Vogel and Adam Brody. He was also featured in the Supreme film, Cherry. He also had a solo part in “Dylan,” a video by Gravis.

#4 He Opened a Store in New York

Rieder opened a store with his fellow skateboarders Jake Lamagno and Steven Ditchkus in New York City’s Lower East Side. The store, which was called “The Hunt,” sold furniture and other assorted oddities like jewelry, knives, and clothing from the dark side of Americana.

Some turquoise for your arousal @thehuntnyc

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Rieder had been diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Rieder’s fans have since been expressing their sadness over his death. Some of them are even celebrities, including the one and only, Ozzy Osbourne.

Dylan’s family has requested that instead of flowers, his fans contribute to Dr. Stephen Forman, an expert on leukemia from the City of Hope Cancer Treatment Center.