logo
YouTube/jenkemmag
YouTube/jenkemmag

Skateboarding Legend Keith Hufnagel Dies at 46 after Battling Cancer — Here Are the Details

Junie Sihlangu
Sep 25, 2020
08:04 A.M.

The skateboarding community sadly lost one of their own this week. Skateboarding legend Keith Hufnagel passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Advertisement

Keith Hufnagel died this week at the age of 46. His passing was confirmed by his company, HUF Worldwide, which took to Instagram to post about his death.

Alongside a black-and-white throwback motion photo, Hufnagel was seen posing with a skateboard when he was much younger. The social media account shared its heartbreak over the loss of the legend.

Keith Hufnagel at his store in Fairfax, Los Angeles on May 31, 2008 | Photo: Flickr/Incase

Keith Hufnagel at his store in Fairfax, Los Angeles on May 31, 2008 | Photo: Flickr/Incase

Advertisement

BRAIN CANCER BATTLE

The Instagram page revealed how the legendary skateboarder had been battling brain cancer for two and a half years. The brand’s founder fought the diagnosis but he “unfortunately lost the fight.”

He was described as the brand’s soul and heart and was credited with bringing together the community of skateboarders. Hufnagel was a professional skateboarder, a clothing designer, a shop owner, and so much more.

Advertisement

HUFNAGEL’S LOVE OF SKATEBOARDING

The account noted: “Keith loved skateboarding and the culture around it.” He was described as an inspiration to people across the globe.

The late skateboarder was said to have been a supportive person who would do anything for those he loved. He was someone who loved to see others succeed in life.

Advertisement

COMPANY WILL CARRY ON LEGACY

His company promised to continue his legacy and wished him a peaceful rest. The USA Skateboarding organization also tweeted a message in honor of Hufnagel.

The legendary athlete was born on January 21, 1974. He stayed in New York City before moving to San Francisco in 1992.

Advertisement

KEITH’S SHOE RELEASE

In 2014, Hufnagel released the “Epicly Later’d” short series. The three-part special was an in-depth look into his life as a professional skateboarder, a father, a successful business owner, and a boss.

The same week the final episode was released, the star also took out a brand new sneaker. Hufnagel, who is survived by his wife and children, took out The Hufnagel II skateboarding shoe.

SAYERS’ DEATH

This week, we also lost another sporting legend in the form of “Chicago Bears’” Gale Sayers. The legendary National Football League (NFL) player died on September 23, 2020.

The "Kansas Comet" and Pro Football Hall of Famer was 77-years-old when he died. He had been battling dementia when he passed on.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

How Did Country Singer Mickey Gilley, Who Helped Inspire ‘Urban Cowboy,’ Pass Away at 86?

May 09, 2022

Robin Wright Made the Decision to Stop Her Career to Be a Full-Time Mom & Has 'No Regrets' Now

March 23, 2022

John Travolta Is His Kids' 'Hero' — He Raised Them as a Single Dad after His Wife's Death

April 27, 2022

Meet John Travolta's Only Living Son Benjamin Who Experienced the Painful Loss of 2 People He Loved

February 21, 2022

Patrick Swayze's Last Words Before He Slipped into a Coma

February 04, 2022

Nicole Kidman Waited 'for Four Months' for Keith Urban's Call as He Thought She Was 'Way out' of His League

March 05, 2022

Duane 'The Dog' Chapman Would Not Grant His Wife's Last Wish after She Died

January 26, 2022

Liam Neeson's Sons, Who Became Semi-Orphaned on Mother's Passing, Experienced 'Double Pressure' Growing Up

January 30, 2022

Paul Newman Had 6 Children with 2 Women – His Will Caused a Rift between His Family and Adviser

November 29, 2022

Robin Williams Wanted His Children to Be Proud of Him — Meet His 3 Kids Who He Cherished

March 09, 2022

Bob Saget's Longtime Home Gets $770K Price Cut – Nobody Is Ready to Buy House He Lived in until His Tragic Death

October 16, 2022

John Travolta's Late Wife Kelly Got Pregnant at 47 & Risked Her Life to Carry Her 'Miracle' Baby

April 14, 2022

Patrick Swayze’s Wife Stayed by His Side & Held His Hand until His Death – She Still Feels His ‘Presence’

March 29, 2022

Naomi Judd Planned Details of Her Funeral in Advance — Ashley & Wynonna Fulfilled Her Last Wishes

May 18, 2022