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Skateboard-legend of the death - was only 56 years old

Skateboard legend Jake Phelps, who in addition to being quite adept and fearless on a skate board, also distinguished themselves by standing head of the world's best known skateboard-release 'Thrasher Magazine' is dead - just 56 years old. It writes several u.s. media - including NBC and the San Francisco Chronicle.

the Death was yesterday confirmed with a tribute on the thrash metal group's website, but the cause of death has not been disclosed.

Phelps was - in addition to being editor-in-chief of Thrasher Magazine - also guitarist of the band 'Bad Shit', which toured both in the U.S. and internationally.

Thrasher Magazine is a monthly skateboarding magazine, which is published since 1981. It is produced in San Francisco, where Phelps was also a resident. Phelps stood at the head of the magazine for 26 years.

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the Thrasher Magazine in a vintageudgave from the summer of 1981.

On the magazine's website has Tony Vitello, son of the magazine's founder, Fausto Vitello, written a tribute about Jake Phelps.

Thrasher Magazine is published monthly in a circulation of 250,000 copies.

the Magazine's well-known logo visible on clothing anywhere in the world and has been worn by a variety of celebrities ranging from Justin Bieber to Rihanna, and Ryan Gosling.

thrash metal group logo has become a firm part of popular culture, and the clothes with the Thrasher name is borne by many pop stars and other celebrities, who have never been near a skateboard.

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