Lizard King Leaves Deathwish After 12 Years
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Today I say goodbye to Deathwish. As I write this my brain is flooded with so many amazing memories! Its hard not to smile and cry at the same time. This company has meant the world to me for a long time. But I’ve learned that in life if you feel you need to change something even if it’s scary you have to do what feels right for you. With that being said that time has come for me. I will always love DeathWish and what it has done for me and the friends it has brought into my life!! To all of you that have supported me over this wild and crazy time it means the world to me. THANK YOU ELLINGTON,GRECO AND REYNOLDS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!! Stoked for this next chapter in my life!!! THIS SHIT AINT EVEN CLOSE TO BEIN OVER YET!!!!!!!
Deathwish pro Lizard King has been synonymous with the brand since its inception in 2008, but today he marked the end of an era. The Head Reptile In Charge announced that he is leaving the Bakerboys brand via an Instagram post, reassuring his fans that there’s no love lost—he just needed a change:
“I’ve learned in life if you feel you need to change something, even if it’s scary, you have to do what feels right for you… Thank you Ellington, Greco, and Reynolds, for all your support over the years. I love you guys so much!!!”
Most of the world got to know Lizard (aka Mike Plumb) when Baker Has a Deathwish was released in 2008. The debut full-length had its fair share of classic quotes, but Lizard’s “Right here, for Satan” still endures as one of the most memorable in skate video history. We’ve worked with him many times over the years—his 2008 ‘Text Yo’Self’ is a gem—and his passion was always front and center, so peep some of his history with The Berrics, and the 2008 video part that really got him noticed, below: