Jay Adams, of 'Dogtown and Z-Boys,' dies of heart attack in Mexico

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Not really into the sport but really enjoyed the documentary and the movie. These guys started before Tony Hawk.

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams has died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in with family in Mexico.
    Adams, 53, suffered the heart attack late Thursday while on an extended surfing holiday with his wife, TMZ reports.

    The couple had been in Mexico for three months, marking the first time in 20 years Adams was allowed out of the country due to a series of felony drug convictions from the 1980s.

    According to family, Adams had been sober for months after years of struggling with addiction and had no history of heart problems.

    Adams' life was the subject of the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown in which he was portrayed by Emile Hirsch.

    Founding Z-Boy Stacy Peralta posted a neon-washed photo of a young Adams to his Instagram, writing, "I just received the terribly sad news that Jay Adams passed away last night due to a massive heart attack, send your love."


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    sad to hear.

    there, but for the grace of god, go i

    much respect.
     
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    based on that Dogtown documentary, he had a rough life.. drugs, etc.
     
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    I love that doc.... Think I'll watch it in his honor
     
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    Dick Nipaolo Inconsequential human

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    Damn, that's a real bummer.. The guy lived hard. So I guess it's not a surprise... It just sucks that he kinda gets his shit together, it seems. And it was to late.. Just another case of to little, to late.. Rip Jayboy.
     
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    Guilty.
     
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    Total bummer. Loved jay in that film what a great doc. Reminded me so much of my own childhood
     
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    Never mind. I found it on Netflix.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I liked their long hair and Vans shoes! That was a great movie.
     
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    Guy was a badass.
    I remember those old skateboarder magazine pics of those guys in pools and big drainage pipes doing some crazy shit back then.
    Looked like they had a good time when they finished skating too.
     
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    We are born to live/we are born to die...
     
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    This sucks. He's a legend. Vert pioneer.
     
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    Great movie but Jay was born to die in Mexico
     
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    beetlejosh "About a hundred feet taller." Gold

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