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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.

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Jake Phelps at work with the Thrasher Mag team.
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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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