We are sad to report that Dylan Rieder, one of the most talented skateboarders of his generation, passed away on Wednesday after a battle with leukemia. Rieder possessed an effortless style and served as an inspiration for countless people, skaters and non-skaters alike. His family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Dr. Stephen Forman in Rieder's honor. Information on how to donate is below.
Rieder had many memorable clips throughout his career, but his 2010 Gravis part, released as a standalone video, will go down in history as some of the most graceful and powerful skateboarding ever committed to video.
A few years ago we were lucky enough to profile Rieder for a four-part installment of Epicly Later'd. He will be missed.
From Rieder's manager:
Please address checks to City of Hope. In memo line write: To Dr. Stephen Forman for Dylan Rieder.
City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Correction: Dylan Rieder's Gravis part was released in 2010, not 2012, as the article originally stated.