American skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder dies aged 28

Dylan Rieder

Dylan Rieder, a skateboarder and model from California, has died aged 28 from complications with leukaemia.

He never officially announced he was suffering from the disease but there had been rumours circulating on the internet for a while.

In March Dylan interviewed another pro skater Sean Pablo for Monster Children, in which Dylan said he was "gonna start skating [again] soon".

On Wednesday Jenkem Magazine published a press release from Dylan's manager.

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In the post on Facebook it said he died "surrounded by family and friends" and "will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend".

"His passion for life, art, music, fashion and skateboarding has always been contagious."

This photo of Dylan on Instagram last month shows him looking gaunt.

Dylan grew up in California and began skating at the age of nine.

He was well respected and gained big sponsorship deals with Quicksilver, Birdhouse and Gravis Footwear.

He had a pet Alsatian called Mr Hankdog.

He may have started off as a skateboarder but Dylan was also an established model

Dylan at a photo shoot in 2014

He has appeared in photo shoots alongside the likes of Cara Delevingne for DKNY.

Cara Delevingne and Dylan Rieder in a DKNY shoot

Vogue has posted its condolences on Instagram.

Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne also said he was blessed to have known Dylan.

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