jake phelps thrasher mag editor passes away
CULTURE Published: March 15, 2019 Updated: March 18, 2019  |  WORDS: Staff

Jake Phelps, editor of Thrasher Mag and skate legend, passes away at 56

Jake Phelps has passed away.

jake phelps thrasher mag editor passes away
Jake Phelps at work with the Thrasher Mag team.
SF Gate/Brant Ward for The Chronicle

Thrasher broke the news on Instagram today.

The son of Thrasher founder Tony Vitello announced Phelps’ death on the magazine’s Instagram:

“Jake Phelps was 100% skateboarder, but that label sells him way too short, because beyond his enormous influence in our world, he was truly an individual beyond this world,” Vitello wrote.

The San Francisco-based editor was at the helm of Thrasher Mag for more than 20 years. He started skateboarding at the age of 13, according to The California Sunday Magazine.

Featured image: The California Sunday Magazine

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