Jay Adams – R.I.P.

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Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Words won’t even come close to describing how saddened we are by the news of the passing of one of our dearest friends. Last night, Jay passed away from a massive heart attack while on a vacation in Mexico with his wife, Tracy, after surfing some great waves with good friends. Jay Adams RIP.

Here are just a few photos of Jay that we wanted to share. If you’d like participate in a tribute to Jay Adams, please feel free to email us your photos and comments and stories about Jay to JUICEMAGAZINE@GMAIL.COM. Thank you. In the words of Jay Adams, “SK84LIFE…”

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Tracy Adams, Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi on Jay and Tracy’s wedding day and Jay’s 50th birthday at Etnies Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy
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Tracy and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
Jay Adams' son, Seven. Photo: Duncan
Jay Adams’ son, Seven. Photo: Duncan
Jeff Ho and Jay Adams. Feb 2011. Photo by Glen E. Friedman
Jeff Ho and Jay Adams. Feb 2011. Photo by Glen E. Friedman
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Eddie Elguera and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Billy Yeron and Jay Adams at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Photo by Dan Levy
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Steve Olson and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Glen E. Friedman, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams at the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Photo by Dan Levy
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Pastor, Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams and David Hackett. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams, Jim Muir, Christian Hosoi and son. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay and Froggy Anderson at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy
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Keith Morris and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams and Dave Duncan. Photo by Dan Levy
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Glen E. Friedman, Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Photo by Dan Levy
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Ivan Hosoi, Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi. Photo by Dan Levy
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Ryan Sheckler and Jay Adams at Skate for A Cause. Photo by Dan Levy
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Christian Martinez, Jesse Martinez and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Greyson Fletcher, Jay Adams and Lizard King. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams, Jim Murphy, Chris Pastras and Andy Kessler. Photo by Dan Levy
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Pat Ngoho, Steve Olson, Jesse Martinez, Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams and Lance Mountain. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jesse Martinez and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Steve Olson, Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi. Photo by Dan Levy
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Dave Duncan and Jay Adams. Photo by Dave Duncan
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Trace Little and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams behind the camera. Photo by Dan Levy
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Tim Jackson, Jay Adams and Jim Muir. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams and Shogo Kubo. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams and Dave Duncan. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams and the winners of the Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic in Venice, CA. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Boy and the Venice locs at the Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic, Venice, CA. Photo by Dan Levy
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Jay Adams. Photo by HankFoto

 

 

 

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9 Responses

  1. Todat it is grey, rain is relentless, and there is no wind. Hugz to all the cats n kittens on this sad day. The sun always comes and the surf will return.

  2. Jay Adams is one of the attitudes/ talents/ energies that attracted skateboarding into my life… skateboarding is passion in my life thanks to the role models that sparked the interest. I know many share this sentiment… you are forever my favorite Z-Boy… much gratitude, love, and RESPECT for all Jay Adams represents in to CORE of Sk8ing. RIP, love you forever!

  3. Italian skaters r cryin’ the passing of J Boy. We gonna recognize the Zephyr from Heaven pushing us forward in tomorrow surfing and skateboarding.

  4. A great soul is now watching over us now. He may not be here with us in this world but his spirit will always live on. Lets make him proud of all the influence he gave us in this world. Legends Never Die.

  5. Jay…we are losing our people. Those of us born in the 60s…
    You were one of “our people.” You were and remain very very important to me.
    I usually end up meeting most of “my people”…”my heros.”
    I’m genuinely sad that I never got to meet you.
    You were such a hot little shit in the 70s man. Maybe we’ll meet someday.

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