Dylan Rieder, pro skateboarder and model, dies at 28

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14:  Professional skateboarder Dylan Rieder poses for photos at a DKNY photo shoot in Times Square on October 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 14: Professional skateboarder Dylan Rieder poses for photos at a DKNY photo shoot in Times Square on October 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model, has died at the age of 28, according to his father, Joe Rieder.

Reider died Wednesday due to complications from leukemia, his family said.

“His passion for life, art, music, fashion and skateboarding has always been contagious,” the statement said. “Dylan will be remembered by all as a loving son, brother and friend.”

The Westminster, California, native began skating at age 9 and won the 2001 Damn Am contest when he was 13.

At 18 he turned pro and appeared in Transworld Skateboarding’s “A Time To Shine.”

Rieder also worked as a model, appearing in a DKNY ad campaign in 2014.

Several celebrities, including rapper Lil Wayne and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, tweeted their condolences.

He is survived by his parents and a sister.