Dylan Rieder, a renowned professional skateboarder and model, has died. He was 28. he died on Wednesday due to complications from leukemia.Known for his effortless and graceful style, strength and memorable video appearances, Rieder influenced a generation of skateboarders.
Rieder, who grew up in Westminster, California, began skating before he reached his teens. By the time he turned 18 he went pro for Alien Workshop. He was a favorite son in the industry.
Rieder, who grew up in Westminster, California, came to wide attention in the early ’00s as an am for Birdhouse and Osiris. Later, he rode for Rasa Libre. He released parts in Subject to Change, from Osiris, in 2003, and Quiksilver’s 2005 promo.
In 2006, he released a part in Transworld Skateboarding’s A Time to Shine. Around the same time, he got on Alien Workshop, with which he released a part in Mind Field, from 2009.
With his enormously influential style, Rieder was one of the most respected skaters of any era. According to a press release, he died of complications related to leukemia. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Dr. Stephen Forman in his name. They can be directed to the address below.