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Culture icon Jay Adams dead at age 53

Culture icon Jay Adams dead at age 53

 

 

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Adams passes away due to an apparent heart attack

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 August, 2014 - Legendary Dogtown skater & surfer Jay Adams died late Thursday of an apparent heart attack in Mexico. He was 53 years old. Reports are that Adams was there with his wife in the middle of a three-month surfing holiday. 

Sources report that this was the first time in 20 years Adams was allowed to leave the U.S.  He had been in and out of jail since the 1980s on various felony drug charges.

Adams was most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as "The Original Seed" of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. He was also an avid surfer and influenced the counter-culture aspect of the sport.

More later as information becomes available...

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