Skateboarding icon and entrepreneur Keith Hufnagel has died at the age of 46 from brain cancer, it has been announced.
Hufnagel, the founder of streetwear brand HUF Worldwide, had been fighting the disease for more than two years.
“We are absolutely heartbroken to deliver the news today that HUF founder Keith Hufnagel has passed away,” the company wrote on Instagram.
Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk took to social media to pay tribute to Hufnagel.
“It’s incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Keith Hufnagel,” said Hawk alongside a picture of them together.
“He was a skating legend of NYC and SF fame, and a pioneer DIY businessman that valued integrity over profits. ”
Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism
By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists
Already have an account? sign in
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies