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    Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Is Dead At 53

    Dogtown lost a lord.

    Jay Adams, known for pioneering the sport of skateboarding, died Thursday of a heart attack.

    Longtime friend and fellow skater Stacy Peralta broke the news via Instagram.

    As one of the original Z-Boys, Adams is considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.

    Getty / Stephen Shugerman

    His pioneering of the sport in 1970s Southern California was depicted in the film Lords of Dogtown as well as the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys.

    Members of the skateboarding community are grateful for the impact he had on the sport.

    It's a sad day for skaters everywhere. A legend and pioneer is gone. #RIPJayAdams

    W. Philip Ţica@Nerdo_Teeks

    It's a sad day for skaters everywhere. A legend and pioneer is gone. #RIPJayAdams

    2:11 PM - 15 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    To the man, the myth, the legend #RIPJayAdams may you be skating the empty swimming pools in Heaven.

    Donna Fitzer@ThatGirlDonna

    To the man, the myth, the legend #RIPJayAdams may you be skating the empty swimming pools in Heaven.

    2:19 PM - 15 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite