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.
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.