Yesterday, the community discovered absolutely devastating news that one of the early staples in the San Jose and fixed gear freestyle scene as a whole, Jeff Dempler, has passed away.
Jeff inspired people worldwide in the early 2010’s with his riding, filming, and constant stoke.
My first time meeting Jeff was staying at his house for the Epic Fixed Comp in 2012. I had never met or spoken to him before, but he was kind enough to essentially let a stranger in his house. Deaths in the community always hit harder because of how tight knit and small we are. As someone who was relatively distanced from Jeff, this still hits hard and I can’t imagine how people who were closer to him are feeling.
Tell people you love them and appreciate people who are in your life, because you never know who will go too soon.
Rest in peace Jeff, say hi to Keo for us.