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Zane Timpson talked about 'living life in the fast lane' in Instagram video just days before skateboarder 'died at 26'

SKATEBOARDER Zane Timpson talked about "living life in the fast lane" in an Instagram video, days before his reported death at the age of 26.

Friends and fans paid tribute to the skateboarder on Monday after news of his passing was shared online.

Timpson often showcased his skills to his thousands of Instagram followers.

On a November 5 IG post, Timpson and skateboarding brand Bronson Spee shared a video titled: "Life In The Fast Lane w/ @zanetimpson."

The video showed the 26-year-old cleaning our ditches to practice, showcasing his skills at local skate parks and even impressively hitting a kickflip while going down a steep California hill.

Rumors of Timpson's began circulating on social media on Monday.

However, there has been no official confirmation from his family or representatives.

Skater Jordan Maxham said: "I cried all day yesterday. I hugged your pro model board that you signed for me. I took it skating with me and went frontside the whole time. I read our texts and called you.

"You didn't answer. I left you a voice mail that nobody will hear. If they do, They won't understand cause I could barely speak through the flood of tears.

"I woke up crying again today, I still can't grasp the fact that you are away."

Argentine professional skateboarder Milton Martinez said: "Rest in peace man. Love your skateboarding."

American skateboarder Mitchie Brusco, 24, said: "I love you Zane. Thank you for everything."

In an obituary published in Thrasher magazine, pal Adam Anorga said: "If you've ever seen his parts or were blessed with the opportunity to share a session with him, you were an incredibly lucky human being.

"Most people don't realize how multifaceted Zane actually was. What he really loved and knew best was words.

"He taught me everything I know and I will forever be indebted to him for creating a path that we could go down together. He lived the dream and brought everyone he loved along for the ride.

"That type of selflessness is hard to find these days and I can't believe that I have the honor to call Zane my best friend."


In one of his final Instagram Posts, Timpson shared his "suffering" in a collection of poems from his book Sufferlove last month.

His "road away" poem was displayed on a background showing an open highway and a clear blue sky.

It reads: "Sunrise in nowhere, America dry so beautiful. Offering my whole self to the great away on the other side of the horizon.

"With our bare hands in every moment finding the opportunity, open road of possibility brand new suffer.

"This is where alright is kickin it with content and grateful breathing. Light painted by those I love enough to guide me back into new spots, new fronts, new grinds the feeling always worth chasing (sic).

"In gasping success ragged elation building a new now. The home in my chest – stay there a while."

Timpson's book Sufferlove is a portfolio of poems and artwork that the skateboarder produced over the past year.

"This is part-zine, part-diary, part-scrapbook, part-portfolio, part-poetry chapbook drawn put together by Zane Timpson from the last year and a half of filming a video part, SUFFERLOVE," the book's description reads.


Timpson was a member of the Bones Wheels Team alongside multiple amateur and pro riders, including legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, who made headlines earlier this year after partnering with Liquid Death to create an infused skateboard with the skater's blood.

The 26-year-old was raised in Leucadia, California, and moved to San Francisco in 2013, where he stayed for almost seven years.

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