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Van Wastell Dead at Age 24 (Video)

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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:
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

View Van Wastell skateboarding video below.


van didnt know about you much but man ill miss you R.I.P. keenan shane kristian and last but definetly no least van rool4ever


Vasn, i never got a chance to meet you but your sister taught me at school. she would always talk about you. your an amazing skateboarder and a very strong influence on me. you will always be my hero.


Skate in Peace Van, from all of us here at Matix


He was cool on all those videos but I can't believe that he died and he showed everybody a good inspiration . R.I.P He was so cool :)


gonna miss you Van.


i followed in vans footsteps now what will i do???????????????????????????? RIP Van


I know You're still pushing up there with the rest of the crew (Keanan,Harold,Shane and all the rest) don't worry van, all of us will be there too, but not yet... not yet.


Van you were a great inspiration and a a person worth looking up to.My deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Van.Gonna miss you bro.Rest in peace.


Rest In Peace Van
Our hearts and prayers goes out to you and your family and friends.
peace and much much love from Singapore sk8 scene


van had one of the most natural styles in skateboarding I always got hyped watching his footage my heart goes out to his family,friends,and anyone who loves skateboarding skate in peace van