Lewis Marnell & Youness Amrani Thowback Remix – Almost Famous Ep. 28.
Almost Skateboards presents this incredible tribute video on the 1-year anniversary of Lewis’ death. Daewon, Rodney, Haslam, Cooper, and Willow all recollect an amazing skater and individual. This includes amazing footage and photos. Rest in Peace, Lewis.
Losing a brother is never easy, but Lewis would want us to be happy when we think of him. As we get closer to the 1st anniversary of his passing on Jan 18th, ALMOST FAMOUS EP 3 celebrates a positive person, a son, a brother, a husband who also happened to be a pro skater. Don’t forget what it’s all about. Lewis Marnell Forever.
A window inside the Almost Universe, based on random segments of remixes, organised chaos and having fun with that stunt wood we call skateboard.
Almost Immediate Family: Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow, Youness Amrani, Mitchie Brusco. #LewisMarnellForever
Rodney Mullen explains why he flipped the script! Almost High Tide Rider CJ works through his familia issues. Haslam drops some fun and perverted lines in Greece and … Russia? Daewon clogs the feed and Willow gets jumped into a gang!
Ben Harper is helping to raise money for the family of Australian pro skateboarder Lewis Marnell, whose untimely death in January at the age of 30 left his family in dire financial straits. A lifelong skateboarding enthusiast and friend to skaters around the world, Harper has reunited with the Innocent Criminals for the first time since 2007 to re-record the song “Jah Work” from his 1997 album, “The Will to Live.” The song is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to the Lewis Marnell family memorial fund.
“Lewis was a brilliant artist and athlete not to mention a truly beautiful soul. We loved him and his contributions to skating, and we thought a song would be a wonderful way to celebrate his life and help his family.” said Harper.
Marnell died Jan. 18 from complications of diabetes, a disease he lived with from the age of 10. He did not allow his condition to impede his meteoric skateboarding career. He skated with such passion and style that can’t be replicated, he made all his tricks look effortless and his love for life was infectious. In 2008 he made his mark when he went pro for Almost Skateboards and he was named Skater of the Year from Australian skateboarding magazine, Slam. Marnell got married in late 2012, and died only a few months later, leaving his family with a large debt. Global efforts to help the family financially ensued, with Harper’s being the latest.
All proceeds go the family of Lewis Marnell.
Get the song on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/jahwork
Here is a beautiful Manolo mixtape in tribute to Almost and Nike pro Lewis Marnell. RIP. You will always be remembered and respected.
The passing of a fellow skateboarder is always tragic. Not that it isn’t tragic when anyone dies, but more so when that person is an integral part of your family or community. Lewis Marnell was an incredible skateboarder, pro for Nike SB and Almost, and will be sorely missed by the global skate community. Thankfully his memory lives on through the incredible photographs and footage we still have of him. Our sincere condolences go out to his friends and family.
Check out Lewis Marnell in “Nothing but the Truth”: