Gabriel Rodriguez - RIP IN PEACE
“On August 9th, 2019 we lost a true legend. He not only inspired me when I first met him, he inspired the world with his amazing talent. Words can’t describe the loss—he was a true brother. The fact that we came from the same neighborhood, living only blocks away as kids and got to experience the skate life together was a true miracle and always a great source of conversation between us. In his last days we assured him of his impact and influence. He was at peace with that and his soon-to-be passing. He now rests in peace. See you on the other side, my man. I love you, Gabe. I will miss you dearly and never forget you, brother.” –Rudy Johnson
RIP IN PEACE: Jay CablerJay Cabler got the cover in 1983 and was a major force in the Tennessee skate scene. Friends remember.
RIP IN PEACE: Robbie McKinleyRobbie skated with effortless speed, finesse and only two truck bolts in each truck. He also fished, surfed, barbecued and cooked turduckens. His friend Chris Casey remembers the life of a truly remarkable figure.
RIP IN PEACE: Thomas TaylorThomas Taylor was a giant in the Atlanta scene and provided a blueprint for how to live the fullest life as a skateboarder. From his pro career to building a family and fostering the community through his Stratosphere shop, he is remembered by everyone he touched. Read closely as his loved ones reflect on his incredible ride.
RIP IN PEACE: Otis “O” BarthoulameuOtis B lived big ––a masterlensman for all the mags, rocking with his bands Olivelawn, Fluf and Harshmellow, producing records for Blink-182, designing boards for Foundation and making friends and cracking jokes everywhere he went. O did it all, with fun and fury. There's an O-sized hole in skateboarding today. He will be sorely missed.
RIP IN PEACE: Jordan BrownJordan was all the things that truly matter. He was kind and loving, possessing a genuine desire to lend a helping hand.