Dylan Rieder dead: Skateboarder and model dies from leukaemia at 28

Cara Delevingne was among the many to pay tribute to Rieder

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The professional skateboarder and model, Dylan Rieder, has died at the age of 28.

Rieder passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications relating to leukaemia.

A statement from Rieder’s manager posted on the skateboarding magazine Jenkem’s Facebook page said: “Today, October 12th 216, surrounded by family and friends, Dylan Joseph Rieder passed away due to complications with Leukaemia.

“His passion for life, art, music, fashion and skateboarding has always been contagious. Dylan will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend.” 

The California native rose up through the skateboarding ranks and turned professional at 18-years-old. He rode for Alien Workshop, was sponsored by a number of brands and took part in skateboarding films and videos. The skateboarding magazine Thrasher paid tribute to him on Wednesday saying he was “absolutely, positively, a gift”.

Rieder also modelled and in 2014 featured in DKNY’s Spring Summer campaign alongside British models Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and the rapper ASAP Rocky.

Delevingne paid tribute to Rieder on Thursday, sharing a picture of the two of them on Instagram.

“One of the kindest, most down to down, incredible human beings I have ever encountered. You will be so missed by so many people. Ride and Rest in Peace Dylan Rieder,” she wrote.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne also paid tribute to the skateboarder on Twitter, with Ozzy writing that he felt “blessed” to have known Rieder. 

The X Factor judge called Rieder "one of the most beautiful and talented men I've ever met".