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Zane Timpson has passed away at 26 years old. The devasting news was confirmed by Jordan Maxham via Instagram.
The Heroin Skateboards pro was born and raised in Leucadia, California, and moved to San Francisco in 2013 and stayed there for nearly seven years. Most recently he called Encinitas home.
In Maxham’s Instagram post, he shared his feelings after grappling with his close friend’s passing: “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 didnt answer. I left you a voice mail that nobody will hear. If they do, They wont understand cause i could barely speak through the flood of tears. I woke up crying again todayI still can’t grasp the fact that you are away. The big away. You have always been so kind and loving. I am proud of the man you grew up to be. I am lucky to have gotten to spend so much time with you. I will scream your name forever. I love you Zane.”
Timpson approached everything differently, conquering larger-than-life skatespots and taking extra pushes down the steepest, most horrendously unpaved hills. Watching any of his hillbombing footage you can be fairly certain that this was a guy who deeply loved to skate—and skate fast. His Heroin ‘Sufferlove’ part from last summer shows just how fearless and joyful Zane Timpson’s skating could be. Timpson talked about the importance of pushing yourself as far as you can in his recent Bronson Speed Co. day-in-the-life video: “You’re always getting humbled, and that’s how it should be… If you’re not getting humbled, you’re not trying.”
Eerily, Timpson shared some memories of Henry Gartland in ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, and also of his aunt Linda, revealing that he carried her death certificate and ashes with him wherever he goes. He also revealed the origin of his first name:
“Zane is an end-of-the-credits sitcom name; my mom came up with it,” Timpson recalls in the above video. ”Basically, my mom was in the hospital for something baby-related and saw this character that she really liked on a show, and in the credits the actor’s name was ‘Zane.’ So that’s where she got the idea for the name.” RIP Zane.