Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies
Aug. 15, 2014
(Undated) -- Skateboarding legend Jay Adams is dead at the age of 53. TMZ reports Adams passed away Thursday night of an apparent heart attack in Mexico. He was portrayed in the 2005 film "Lords of Dogtown" by actor Emile Hirsch. Adams was one of the original members of the Z-Boys skateboarding team from Venice, California, which is also known as "Dogtown." He is known as "The Original Seed" of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.