Just like many of us out there Jay Adams looked to escape his problems in reality by slipping into the meditation of motion and enjoying solace and solitude to simply express him self in a way that he saw fit. This release has no bearing on what others were interested in but was a necessary selfish indulgence that granted this man joy and relief from the rigors life placed upon him. I envy Jay's skateboarding ability but pity the tragedies that befell him as well in this life. I am so thankful that he was able to impact the lives of so many up until the time of his passing, but also the future generations that will now be able to rest under the shade of the skate tree planted by Mr. Adams. His life is a lesson to all of us that we should learn from, one that shows many things in this life will offer you happiness only to leave you unfulfilled and disappointed with the reality of the outcome, but skateboarding isn't one of those things.
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Jay. His loss will be felt in this community for a while and his mark will forever be impressed upon skateboarding.
JAH Bless Jay Adams.