Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Good friend, great guy, Andy Kessler, dies...

(photo by Shelley Seccombe)

If skateboarding was a town, this guy was it's mayor.

Andy Kessler, one of the good ones, died monday night, "from cardiac arrest due to an allergic reaction to a wasp sting he sustained on Montauk, Long Island."

He was a really friendly guy, NO ONE could say anything wrong about this dude.

He was one of the oldest, if not the oldest skater in New York City holding it down real since the 70's. (see the classic shot above for evidence.)

Andy will be seriously missed by many, including myself. RIP.

(great photo by Ivory Serra)

Read further here:
at NBC News
at NY1
at BULLDOG SKATES message boards
at Gothamist
at RightFielder's
at NYTimes
and New York Surf too.

Update: Here's a great piece on Andy the New York Times just posted on the cover of thier on-line edition:
"The End of Falling"

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