Skate Story Jeff Grosso
Stupid at 51
Tony Hawk Pays Tribute
4/1/2020 7:12 AM PT
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7:11 AM PT — Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports actions … Grosso handed away Tuesday at Hoag Clinic in Newport Sea whisk, California. We’re rapid there is now not any glaring trigger of death within the within the meantime. An autopsy is predicted to be done.
Skateboarding myth Jeff Grosso — surely one of many most realistic possible skate stars of the ’80s — has died. He turn out to be as soon as most realistic possible 51.
Thrasher Journal’s Michael Burnett confirmed the news … announcing on Tuesday, “This present day now we possess the terrible job of announcing a heartbreaking goodbye to loved verticalist, commentator and buddy of the magazine, Jeff Grosso.”
The major functions surrounding Grosso’s death are unclear. We’re engaged on it. He’s survived by his 8-yr-former son Oliver, who Burnett mentions in his tribute to Jeff.
“Jeff went from quantity-one beginner to ’80s movie star to cautionary legend and benefit again. His most modern role as cute curmudgeon, host of his private history-packed web series and keeper of skateboarding’s righteousness, unafraid to offend or annoy in his quest to indicate, turn out to be as soon as by a ways his most realistic possible – 2nd most realistic possible to being Oliver’s dad.”
The “cautionary legend” is a reference to Jeff’s struggles with substance abuse. He talked overtly about considerations with misfortune capsules and heroin. Basically, Jeff OD’d 3 times earlier than 2017.
“He’ll be sorely, sorely left out. Our hearts mosey out to his family and tons pals. RIP,” Burnett said.
Jeff shot to skate stardom within the ’80s and went on to host “Vans’ Take care of Letters to Skateboarding.”
Jeff turn out to be as soon as additionally BELOVED by skate legends cherish Tony Hawk — who paid tribute to Grosso.
“Jeff turn out to be as soon as an very perfect skateboarder at his core, and a colossal wealth of entertainment, perception and priceless philosophy to a youthful technology. I turn out to be as soon as fortunate sufficient to skate with him over the final four a long time and each frequently featured on his Vans’ Take care of Letters series.”
Hawk continued … “With out a doubt one of many final times we spoke, we talked about how ridiculous it is miles that we smooth rep to attain this for a living and that someone even cares what we attain or think in phrases of skateboarding at our age.”
“I imagine Jeff is a mountainous reason that someone actually cares, and skateboarding turn out to be as soon as fortunate to possess him as an ambassador and gatekeeper to its history. He turn out to be as soon as additionally a colossal father, which is glaring in his final social media post. Thanks Jeff, phrases can not notify how mighty we can mosey away out you.”
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