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Keith Hufnagel, skateboarding icon and streetwear founder, dies at 46 – CNN

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(CNN)The globe of skateboarding has shed an icon and entrepreneur with the loss of life of Keith Hufnagel at the age of 46.

Hufnagel, the founder of the streetwear business Huf Globally, had been battling mind cancer for additional than two many years. His brand name introduced his passing on Thursday.
“We are definitely heartbroken to supply the news now that HUF founder Keith Hufnagel has passed absent,” the firm wrote on Instagram.
“Keith was not only the ‘HUF’nagel in HUF. He was the heart and soul of this brand name. He developed and introduced alongside one another a group of people like no a person else could,” the post continued.
CNN has contacted Huf Throughout the world for a assertion, but has not heard back.
Hufnagel started the manufacturer in 2002 subsequent his shift from New York to the West Coastline.
“The title HUF just stuck with me as a sort of nickname amongst my buddies,” Hufnagel told Complex in 2012. “The moment I turned pro, I started out applying it on merchandise and clothing and it grew to become what persons identified me by,” he said.
The brand’s initial store opened in San Francisco, but in the end grew globally, with merchants all over the place from Dallas, Texas to Tokyo, Japan.
“Made by skate boarders, for skate boarders, HUF signifies not only a a lot more refined and ahead-thinking skateboard brand name, but also any person encouraged by the large array of countercultures that parallel skateboard mentality,” the firm states of its ethos and origin.
“Do not settle for the standing quo. Go out and make your own future — do it you, do it in design and style,” urges the HUF Throughout the world web site.
Hufnagel described the brand’s identify as owning been “born on the streets,” telling Elaborate, “right after I had been residing and skating in San Francisco for a little bit, I resolved I wished to open up up a retail shop that would kind of fuse skateboarding with the sneaker and streetwear scenes.”
In the tribute to its founder, the Huf Globally instagram put up shut by expressing that Hufnagel’s “legacy will continue on to stay on at HUF. Now, tomorrow and forever. Rest in peace, Keith.”
Hufnagel leaves behind his wife Mariellen and their two young children.
In an instagram publish in November, Hufnagel shared a shot of himself with his son, as the pair keep fingers and skateboard collectively down an empty road.

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