Emile Hirsch pays his tribute to the late legendary skateboarder Jay Adams. He is well known for his role in Lords of Dogtown. He took to Twitter saying Adams is a legend, who will be missed very much. Other stars also paid their respects to the icon, which includes Behati Prinsloo and Colin Hanks as they heard about his sudden passing at the age of fifty three
Adams, was an original member of skater group Z-Boys.
“We lost a true wild man with the passing of Jayboy. Jay Adams was a legend who will be missed,” Hirsch wrote. Prinsloo, meanwhile, shared a photo of Adams on Instagram and wrote, “R.I.P Jay Adams #Zboys #dogtown.” Hanks tweeted, “Damn. Just re-watched Dogtown & Zboys last week. Jay Adams was the genuine article. #RIPJayAdams.”
Skateboarder Tony Hawk also tweeted condolences. “Goodbye Jay Adams. Thank you for inspiring us to get vertical and to keep pushing the limits of what is possible,” he wrote.
As reported by The Associated Press, Adams’ manager Susan Ferris said he had a heart attack on Thursday, August 14 during a surfing vacation with his family and friends in Mexico. Adams, who was popular for his amazing skateboard stunt, founded Zephyr Skate Team when he was a teenager with a group of surfers turned skateboarders.
Adams leaves behind his wife Tracy and two children. Also Hirsch will portray John Belushi in the Belushi biopic.