August 18, 2014

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RIP Jay Adams

Jay AdamsPhoto: Craig Stecyk

Original Z-Boy Jay Adams Passes Away At Age 53

As an original Z-boys member, Jay Adams is arguably one of the most influential skaters of all time. Stacy Peralta called him, “the world’s greatest natural skater.” He was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jay passed away on 14 August, 2014 from a heart attack. His lifelong friend, Allen Sarlo, stated that Jay had gone to bed on Thursday night after a day surfing, and passed away early Friday morning. Although Jay had a history of drug abuse, he was recently sober.

Condolences go out from Revolution to Jay’s friends and family. He will be missed and his impact on skateboarding will never be forgotten.