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Skateboarder Jay Adams dead at 53

Famed skateboarder dies of a heart attack during family vacation

Famous skateboarder Jay Adams, 53, died on Thursday from what is believed to be a heart attack while vacationing in Mexico.

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Adams was known for his legendary skating abilities and was one of the original members of the Zephyr Skate Team (aka Z-Boys), who shaped modern skateboarding styles. He was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown.

Adams had been spending time out of the country for a few months on a surfing trip with his wife, Tracy, according to TMZ. Adams also leaves behind a daughter, Venice, and a son, Seven.

The trip marked the first time Adams had been allowed to leave the country for some time due to some legal troubles he was having.

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Numerous athletes and celebrities took to social media the remember the skating legend once word of Adams' passing was announced.

Fellow skating icon Tony Hawk paid tribute to Adams on Twitter.

World tour surfer Coco Ho also paid her respects.

Skater Mikey Taylor shared his gratitude.

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