Keith Hufnagel, the star skateboarder who established well known streetwear brand Huf Worldwide, has passed on at 46.
Hufnagel, who explored the New York City skate scene during the 1990s, died after a more than long term fight with mind malignancy.
Huf Worldwide delivered an announcement following affirmation of its organizer's spending Thursday.
"Keith adored skateboarding and the way of life around it," the brand said. "He did things his way and did them for the correct reasons. He enlivened so a significant number of us over the globe."
"However, above whatever else, Keith adored and upheld the individuals around him. He would do anything for his companions, family and youngsters. He enthusiastically needed to see others succeed. Furthermore, we as a whole cherished him for it."
USA Skateboarding, the game's authentic overseeing body and home to the Olympic skateboarding Team USA, likewise offered their appreciation to the legend.
"We are crushed to hear that Keith Hufnagel has died. His effect on skateboarding, both on his board and off it as a fashioner, brand proprietor/originator and companion will live until the end of time. Find happiness in the hereafter, Keith," the association said in an announcement.
Tony Hawk called Hufnagel a "pioneer DIY money manager that esteemed trustworthiness over benefits," in a Facebook present devoted on the late competitor.
"It's staggeringly tragic to find out about the death of Keith Hufnagel. He was a skating legend of NYC and SF distinction," he composed.
"I am appreciative to have invested energy with him during my Lakai days; he was the impetus and my greatest promoter for joining the group. Much obliged to you Huf for the entirety of the great occasions and consistent motivation. Skateboarding is altogether grieving today."