Pro skateboarder Dylan Rieder dies, aged 28

Skateboarder Dylan Rieder, who was also a DKNY model, died on Wednesday night following a battle with lukemia

Pro skateboarder Dylan Rieder dies, aged 28

Professional skateboarder Dylan Rieder has died after a spell fighting lukemia, according to skateboarding news outlet The Ride Channel.

The 28-year old Californian gained notoriety as a teenage amateur following the turn of the new millennium, winning sponsorship deals with brands Quicksilver and Osiris, and became a pro the age of 18.

DKNY model 

Reider also found mainstrem fame as a model when, in 2014, he starred in a DKNY campaign alongside Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevigne.

Tributes to the skater begun pouring in on social media on Wednesday night, while Twitter itself created an In Memoriam page in his rememberance.