Skateboarding suffered a tragic loss today: Van Wastell has passed away at the age of 24. The details surrounding his death remain unconfirmed, but we will update this post when they become available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wastell family and their loved ones.

UPDATE: From the Matix site:

“There are some things in life you can never prepare for. I received a call from DLX’s Jim Thiebaud yesterday, his voice calm but unsteady. What he went on to tell me was seemingly unbelievable. On Friday Sept. 5th, Van Wastell fell from a Berlin hotel window to his death. This is devastating news for all of us here at Matix, as Van was our friend, our team rider and a close homie of mine. I don’t know what else to say other than we will miss the fuck out Van, he will continue his journey in mind and spirit. Our hearts goes out to the Wastell family during this time of confusion and sadness. WE ALREADY MISS YOU MUCH VAN…”

photo: DLXSF