« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Jay Adams

Dies of Heart Attack

8/15/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0815_Jay-Adams_instagram2
Jay Adams
-- a legendary skater who was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in "Lords of Dogtown" -- has died of a heart attack ... TMZ has learned

Sources connected with the skater tell TMZ ... he died late Thursday of an apparent heart attack in Mexico.

We're told Adams was there with his wife and the 2 were on a long surfing holiday.  They had been there for 3 months.

Family sources tell us ... the 53-year-old has been sober for months and had no history of heart problems.

This was the first time in 20 years Adams was allowed to leave the U.S.  He had been in and out of jail since the '80s on various felony drug charges.

0815-jay-adams-getty-01
081514_lords_of_launch 
081514_jay_adams_doc_launch_v2
081514_jay_adams_launch_v2
0815_jay_adams_remembering_footer

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

Around The Web