Skateboarding Pioneer Jay Adams Dies during 53
August 16, 2014 - skateboarding
Jay Adams, a skateboarding fable who is credited with assisting to figure complicated skateboarding style, has died. He was 53.
The Santa Monica, California, local died Friday in a sanatorium in Puerto Escondido, in Mexico, where he was on an extended surfing trip, reports a Los Angeles Times. It’s believed he died of a heart attack.
Adams gained courtesy in 2001 when he was featured prominently in Dogtown and Z-Boys, an award-winning documentary about Adams and childhood friends Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva. The teenagers shaped Z-boys in a ’70s in a Dogtown area of Santa Monica and unwittingly pioneered complicated skateboarding, that was heavily shabby by their surfing moves.
As he grew up, Adams was in and out of prison, mostly due to drug charges, reports a Times. However, friends contend he had incited a dilemma in new years.
In 2005, executive Catherine Hardwicke destined Lords of Dogtown, a rather fictionalized chronicle of a trio’s story. Emile Hirsch played Adams.
On Friday, Hirsch Tweeted this tribute: “We mislaid a loyal furious male with a flitting of Jayboy. Jay Adams was a fable who will be missed.”
We mislaid a loyal furious male with a flitting of Jayboy. Jay Adams was a fable who will be missed.
— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) August 15, 2014
Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk also Tweeted dual memorials to Adams on Friday.
“Goodbye Jay Adams. Thank we for moving us to get straight and to keep pulling a boundary of what is possible.” he wrote.
Goodbye Jay Adams. Thank we for moving us to get straight and to keep pulling a boundary of what is possible. pic.twitter.com/ezBW7ZwdtI
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 15, 2014
In another, Hawk skilfully paid homage to Adams’s anti-authority strain (warning: irreverent, NSFW pic).
“This one’s for Jay Adams; still out here interjection to you. Skating is still a best thing ever, even on days like this.”