Jason “J2” Rasmus, a widely beloved snowboarder, passed away last weekend after a hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 46.
J2 was, and will always, be a legend in his own right, forever appreciated as a pioneer in the street snowboarding scene and beyond. Without much effort, he was able to embody the style, drive, and happiness we seek in snowboarding, and in turn life itself, writes The Snowboarders Journal.
Riders, filmers and friends who have been lucky enough to know J2 over the years are taking to social media to pay tribute to the iconic shredder.
“I was always happy around J2, it was impossible not to be,” Mark “Deadlung” Edlund wrote on Instagram. “When he was on his journey to the other side today, I said to him ‘Yo, Tooz. I love you G. I’ll see you again.” He opened his eyes, and his response was perfect. He said, “Ah, my love isn’t going anywhere.”