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Shogo Kubo

Legendary Skateboarder Dies While Surfing

6/25/2014 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shogo Kubo DeadShogo Kubo -- the skateboarding legend whose legendary crew was immortalized in the movie "Dogtown and Z-Boys" -- died while paddle boarding by himself in Hawaii on Tuesday ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Honolulu PD tells TMZ Sports ... witnesses noticed the 54-year-old was having problems in the water and several people swam out to bring him into shore. Emergency personnel tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on the beach.

An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death, but for now police are saying there is nothing suspicious about it.

Jim Muir, founder of Dogtown Skateboard and a long time friend of Kubo's, tells TMZ Sports, "He was a friend and a brother and he passed away doing what he loved."

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14 COMMENTS

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1.

misty    

RIP brah

88 days ago
2.

Purovargas    

Tmz is starting to look like the obituaries with reporting on so many deaths lately.

88 days ago
3.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

SHould've stuck to skateboarding

88 days ago
4.

Dogtown     

Rip bruddah,
A true Legend of style and smoothness. Shogo will continue to live on through Stoke and his kindness.

88 days ago
5.

boo boo    

Incredibly sad. Words can't express the loss to the skateboarders who knew and loved Shogo. It's one of those things that's just so hard to take in. We miss you already!

87 days ago
6.

Jessica8982    

Rip zboy

87 days ago
7.

FREEDOM    

YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR DAY IS COMING.

87 days ago
8.

Larvey Heaven    

Aloha Brah.

87 days ago
9.

chinadoll    

Didnt know him.... Rip bruh

83 days ago

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