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💔Jeff Grosso 💔

1969 - 2020

Sometimes there are no words to express how we’re feeling. Skating lost a true legend and someone who embodied the essence of the sport.

Many knew him from Vans’ “Loveletters to Skating” but Jeff Grosso was more than a host. He was someone who taught all of us here that there was so much more to skating than what people saw on the surface. He looked at skating from the inside out. And showed so many around the world what it could provide – an outlet and a release.

Gross’s impassioned storytelling, knowledge, humor, and wit is something that can’t be replaced.

“Turn this shit off; go skate. Your life is out there.”

 

 

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From Geoff to Jeff – Rest In Peace Mr Grosso. Keep up the thunder. 📷 @aacostaa

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It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Jeff Grosso. He was a true skateboarder at his core, and a great wealth of entertainment, insight and valuable philosophy to a younger generation. I was lucky enough to skate with him over the last four decades and occasionally featured on his @vans “Love Letters” series. Here are some clips that exemplify Jeff’s genuine love of skateboarding and his renegade attitude. One of the last times we spoke, we talked about how ridiculous it is that we still get to do this for a living and that anyone even cares what we do or think in terms of skateboarding at our age. I believe Jeff is a big reason that anyone truly cares, and skateboarding was lucky to have him as an ambassador and gatekeeper to its history. He was also a great father, which is obvious in his last social media post. Thank you Jeff, words cannot describe how much we will miss you. I feel like we’re living in the upside down.

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