In May 2019, professional skateboarder Ben Raemers died by suicide at the age of 28.
The news of Ben’s death shook the global skate community – he was known for his incredible talent on a skateboard, and he was well-loved off of it. People naturally gravitated towards him and his rare quality of character. His curiosity and excitement for life was infectious.
Ben’s approach to skateboarding – with his unique blend of transition and street skating – meant that he was one of the few British skaters to gain an international reputation over the past decade. In that time he rode for US-based companies like Enjoi and Converse.
Skateboarding still mourns the loss of Ben. In the wake of his passing, the Ben Raemers Foundation was…