Jay Adams has died. The legendary skateboarder known as one of the original members of Z-Boys was fifty three years old and the cause of death was a heart attack. Back in 2005, he was immortalized in the Lords of Dogtown, portraying him was Emile Hirsch. What happened while he was a Mexican holiday, he was surfing when he died.
Also it was for many years when he battled drugs and spent time in prison for two for drugs offenses and one assault. According to reports Adams had no history of heart problems.
He was born in Venice, California and his skating hobby started at a young age,
The news of his death was first broken on the Instagram of fellow Z-Boy member Stacy Peralta.
Hirsch tweeted his condolences at the news.
We lost a true wild man with the passing of Jayboy. Jay Adams was a legend who will be missed.
Tony Hawke also spoke highly of his friend on Twitter.
Goodbye Jay Adams. Thank you for inspiring us to get vertical and to keep pushing the limits of what is possible.
Adams leaves behind his wife Tracy and two children, Venice and Seven.
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