According to Pat Bridges of Snowboarder Magazine, pro snowboarder Jaeger Bailey took his own life in Mammoth Lakes, CA on Christmas Day 2019.
“On the evening of December 25, 2019, snowboarding lost one of the most colorful, charismatic, creative, talented, and authentic individuals to ever strap in and send it. The joy of the holidays has suddenly been juxtaposed with sadness with the news that Jaeger Bailey took his own life in Mammoth Lakes, California on Christmas Day.
Ultimately, Jaeger’s legacy in snowboarding looms larger than his 5’2” height, but for those who knew him personally, his good nature, wide smile and fearless style will be what we miss the most.”
– Pat Bridges/Snowboarder Magazine
“I woke up this morning hoping everything was a dream. I was just with you, we literally just talked. We just wish each other merry Christmas. I know you were deeply in pain, but now we are in more pain than ever. I feel horrible for not taking more extra time for you. My first duck hunting buddy.
We did lots of first things together, I was hoping to keep that going my friend. My best friend Rest In Peace Jaeger Bailey. I love you so much and this hurts me so damn much but I hope you are in a better place resting. I love you jb”
– Leo Aguado
If anyone is ever thinking of hurting themselves, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Suicide rates are unusually high in mountain towns and we all need to learn more about this very important issue:
- Here’s Why Ski Towns Are Seeing More Suicides by National Geographic