SKATEBOARDER Zane Timpson has died at the age of 26, reports say.
Friends have paid tribute to the Californian, who often showcased his skills to his thousands of Instagram followers.
Rumors are spreading online that Timpson has died. There has been no official confirmation from his family or representatives.
Skater Jordan Maxham said: "I cried all day yesterday. I hugged your pro model board that you signed for me. I took it skating with me and went frontside the whole time. I read our texts and called you.
"You didn't answer. I left you a voice mail that nobody will hear. If they do, They won't understand cause I could barely speak through the flood of tears.
"I woke up crying again today, I still can't grasp the fact that you are away."
Argentine professional skateboarder Milton Martinez said: “Rest in peace man. Love your skateboarding.”
American skateboarder Mitchie Brusco, 24, said: "I love you Zane. Thank you for everything."
In an obituary published in Thrasher magazine, pal Adam Anorga said: "If you’ve ever seen his parts or were blessed with the opportunity to share a session with him, you were an incredibly lucky human being.
"Most people don’t realize how multifaceted Zane actually was. What he really loved and knew best was words.
"He taught me everything I know and I will forever be indebted to him for creating a path that we could go down together. He lived the dream and brought everyone he loved along for the ride.
"That type of selflessness is hard to find these days and I can’t believe that I have the honor to call Zane my best friend."
Timpson was a member of the Bones Wheels Team alongside multiple amateur and pro riders, including legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.
The skateboarder published his first book called SufferLove in October 2021.
"This is part-zine, part-diary, part-scrapbook, part-portfolio, part-poetry chapbook drawn put together by Zane Timpson from the last year and a half of filming a video part, SUFFERLOVE," the book's description reads.
Timpson was not globally ranked but had several sponsors including Westernworld Clothing, Adidas, McGills Skate Shop, and Heel Bruise, according to The Boardr.
He was raised in Leucadia California and moved to San Francisco in 2013 where he stayed for almost seven years.
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