Skateboarder Van Wastell died on September 5th after falling from a hotel window in Berlin, Germany.
The 24-year-old skateboarder sponsored by Krooked, Vans, Independent, Spitfire, Matix and IG Boardshop, was just days away from turning pro. According to reports Wastell was traveling with the Vans team. Although details are sketchy, Matix Clothing received a call from DLX's Jim Theibaud:
There are some things in life you can never prepare for. I received a call from DLX's Jim Thiebaud yesterday, his voice calm but unsteady. What he went on to tell me was seemingly unbelievable. On Friday Sept. 5th, Van Wastell fell from a Berlin hotel window to his death. This is devastating news for all of us here at Matix, as Van was our friend, our team rider and a close homie of mine. I don't know what else to say other than we will miss the f*** out Van, he will continue his journey in mind and spirit. Our hearts goes out to the Wastell family during this time of confusion and sadness. WE ALREADY MISS YOU MUCH VAN...
From DLX's homepage:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
View Van Wastell skateboarding video below.