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How Mental Illness Derailed Paul Alexander's Promising Skating Career

He was on his way to going pro.

by VICE Staff
Jun 10 2018, 1:35pm

Paul Alexander was a talented young skater who seemed destined for success. With magazine covers and sponsors under his belt, he was on his way to go going pro. While he was on the rise, though, he began suffering from a mental illness that put a stop to his career. 'Gone' is Alexander's story, directed by friend and skateboarding companion Tim Crawley.