Andy Kessler Passes

08.11.09 – Templeton Elliott

East Coast skate legend Andy Kessler passed away yesterday. His early contributions to the NYC scene had a lasting impact on skateboarding. He will be missed, but his spirit lives on in street skaters everywhere. Learn more about the man in Deathbowl to Dowtown, Grandmaster of 108, and this 2005 New York Magazine piece. Epicly Later’d also has a photographic remembrance of Andy.

UPDATE 1: Derek’s post about Andy Kessler on Skate Daily sums up the feelings of many of us today. Rip in peace, Andy.

UPDATE 2: Good Evening Tokyo has their tribute to Kessler here.

Andy Kessler RIP