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Dylan Rieder, Pro Skateboarder and Model, Dies at 28

Dylan Rieder, a pro skateboarder and edgy model, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday. He was 28.

According to a press release obtained by The Ride Channel, Rieder died of complications related to leukemia.

Growing up in Westminster, California, Rieder began skating when he was 9 years old and went on to become a cult figure in the extreme sports world, working for skateboarding companies like Birdhouse, Osiris, Rasa Libre, Quicksilver, Huf, F—ing Awesome and Alien Workshop.

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In 2006, he released a part in the skateboarding video “Transworld Skateboarding’s A Time to Shine,” according to The Ride Channel, and then followed with on in “Mind Field” for Alien Workshop in 2009.

The good-looking athlete also carved out a career in modeling. Rieder was featured in DKNY’s spring 2014 ad, where he posed alongside supermodels including Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

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Two years ago, he was featured in the video for the rock band Supreme’s single  “Cherry.”

See video of Rieder skateboarding below.

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