Dylan Rieder, pro skateboarder and model, dies at 28

(CNN)Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model, has died at the age of 28, according to his father, Joe Rieder.

Reider died Wednesday due to complications from leukemia, his family said.


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“His passion for life, art, music, fashion and skateboarding has always been contagious,” the statement said. “Dylan will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend.”
The Westminster, California, native began skating at age 9 and won the 2001 Damn Am contest when he was 13.
At 18 he turned pro and appeared in Transworld Skateboarding’s “A Time To Shine.”
Rieder also worked as a model, appearing in a DKNY ad campaign in 2014.
Several celebrities, including rapper Lil Wayne and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, tweeted their condolences.

One of the kindest, most down to down, incredible human beings I have ever encountered. You will be so missed by so many people. Ride and Rest In Peace Dylan Rieder @swankfuck_inc

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He is survived by his parents and a sister.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/13/entertainment/dylan-rieder-dead/index.html

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