Skateboard legend and World Industries’ most elusive Love Child, Jed Walters, has died. Let’s see more details about Jed Walters and his skating journey in detail.
What happened to Jed Walters?
A famous Skateboard legend has passed away. The demise of Jed was posted on Social Media by Strangelove Skateboards.
Took a minute to confirm, but we are saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jed Walters, one of the skate boarding’s greatest enigmas and South Dakotan legend. Our sincere condolences to his friends, family, and loved ones. Rest in peace, Jed.
Cause of death
Jed Walters passed away on January 23 as per the reports. He was certainly on track to turn professional alongside Daewon Song, Shiloh Greathouse, and Chico Brenes after the release of World’s “Love Child” in 1992.
The cause of death and Funeral arrangements were not released as well. As soon as the News came out Friends and Families expressed their condolences on social Media. It was really difficult for people who have worked with him.
Who was Jed Walters?
Jed was a Skateboard legend and World Industries’ most elusive Love Child.
|Jed Walters entered the skateboard world with a bang, then just as quickly as he’d appeared, he was gone, leaving skaters worldwide scratching their heads. With a single but stand-out part in one of the most important videos of the early 90s, World Industries’ seminal 1992 offering – Love Child, Jed came out of nowhere, switch 360flipped his way into skate history, then vanished. The last proper mention of Jed was this great piece by Mackenzie Eisenhour which talked of him being offered a pro model on World Industries – easily the coolest and most elite team during this era – but instead denying it to go and work in a pizza joint and surf in Carlsbad.
As a self-professed skate-nerd and amateur stalker, I made it my mission to track down Jed through an arduous chain of events involving an Instagram post, some dated information via DM, Facebook stalking, messages to his old employers, and finally me signing up to a non-skate related forum to message someone on there that may or may not have been Jed, to see if he wanted to talk about his quick time in skateboarding. Luckily, he was keen, although, in an unsurprising show of humility, he was very shocked that anyone would care about what he had to say.
Walters’ On and Off Career
Walters has appeared and disappeared, leaving skaters worldwide scratching their heads at what has happened to him throughout his entire career. After vanishing from the skateboarding scene, Walters reunited with pro graphic skateboard designer Marc McKee to ponder what his pro model would have looked like if he had been active.
Fast forward to 2018, Walters had an in-depth interview. Accompanying the release of a signature skateboard deck model on what would’ve happened in the long term if he had said yes years before.
Walter said,” it was amazing to be a teenager in California with like-minded folk. It’s always pleasant to be with people who are on the same wavelength as you. Moving into a house with Guy Mariano was incredible, and with guys like Tim Gavin and Henry Sanchez constantly coming over to hang out, a natural fraternal order came about that was nice to be a part of.
There were a few insane nights back then. There are now associated with shame because of my immoral lifestyle, but there really weren’t that many of them. I just recall staying up so late with Guy to get to the skating rink before the security personnel arrived. At three in the morning, it turns out, you can skate far more locations without getting in trouble.”
SHILOH GREATHOUSE-Childhood Pals
“Guy and I were the first to meet Jed when he arrived in Los Angeles, along with a few of our other Childhood pals. He was so unique from everyone we knew, so sincere and modest, and a sick skater. Naturally, he received a warm reception right away. Since Jed had a car and we were too young to drive, we always went on skate missions together. Because he possessed a car, he was frequently asked to drive a lot of miles against his will, but Jed, being the really kind man he is, did it with a smile. This incident is one of those instances.
My memory is a little spotty since this was 27 or so years ago, but I remember it like this… It was raining and Jed, Guy, and I left Guy’s house in Burbank to go pick up Henry Sanchez and Mike Carroll from LAX it could have only been one of them, but whatever. I remember it being a grueling ordeal with traffic the whole way there and back. On our way back we had just exited the 405 to the 101 and traffic was shitty. Also, Jed was almost always a pretty distracted driver from what I remember. As we were driving we were all talking about skating and shit as Jed was navigating through traffic.
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As we were conversing, I was in the front row, and Jed was gazing at everyone else rather than the road. The next thing we know, the traffic comes to a standstill, and someone yells at Jed to stop, but it was too late, and we slid straight into the back of another car with the brakes fully locked up. However, Jed’s GMC tank sustained less damage than the other vehicle.
Jimmy wasn’t all that horrible. We were shocked to see that the other motorist wasn’t irate and didn’t even want Jed’s information. How could this guy not be concerned that we would damage his car when we were high on the way home?
I don’t know if it was the same night or the next day but Guy gets a call from Mark Gonzales and Mark tells him that you guys crashed into my dad last night. Mark’s dad recognized Guy and that’s why he wasn’t mad about the accident.”
Condolence Posted on Social Media
Strangelove. skateboards Posted
Took a minute to confirm, but we are saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jed Walters, one of skate boardings’ greatest enigmas and South Dakotan legend. Our sincere condolences to his friends, family, and loved ones. Rest in peace, Jed.
RIP Legend ❤️ The kids need to know about Jed.
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