Grosso Forever.

In memory of beloved Vans family member and skateboarding icon Jeff Grosso, Vans will bring together Jeff’s closest friends to celebrate his life during a virtual gathering today, April 28—Grosso’s birthday. The memorial livestream will be hosted on Vans YouTube and Vans Facebook at 12pm PST / 3PM EST.

Provocateur and historian with a Cheshire Cat grin, Jeff Grosso was so well known for being audacious, sardonic, and usually right on the money, that it’s easy to forget that he gained his name with badass inverts, powerful grinds, and contest success. As the mouthpiece for skateboarding’s precious minutia and first-hand keeper of its lore, Grosso’s gifted as much as he’s a gift to skating.