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Jeremy Lusk dies from injuries suffered in freestyle motocross crash

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*Updated with funeral service announcement **Updated with link to story on Lusk in today's L.A. Times

***Updated with statement from Brian Deegan

Freestyle motocross star Jeremy Lusk, 24, has died as a result of head injuries sustained in a weekend crash during a competition in Costa Rica, and it's with a heavy heart that Outposts shares this news.

The Temecula rider passed away in his hospital bed late Monday night in San Jose, Costa Rica, while surrounded by his mother and father, Chuck and Gina Lusk; his wife Lauren, and mother- and father-in-law Lynne and Larry, along with fellow Metal Mulisha riders Brian Deegan, Ryan Hagy, Cameron Steele and Erik Apple.

Deegan, founder of Metal Mulisha, issued this statement Tuesday at 3 p.m.:

"Jeremy motivated me to be a better person, he was my best friend. The bond of this team is one that will never be broken. We know Jeremy is looking down from a great place, continuing to move mountains and touch the lives of those above.

"One day, we will all be reunited and will ride together again. In the end, all dust turns to ash. Metal Mulisha will continue to live and die by that creed. Jeremy, we can't wait to see you."

Please keep Lusk and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He did his best to live life to its fullest and entertain, and for that his many fans are deeply appreciative.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Revival Christian Fellowship Church at 29220 Scott Road in Menifee, Calif. To learn more about Lusk please click here for a story posted in the L.A. Times obits section.

--Pete Thomas

Photo of Jeremy Lusk courtesy of Metal Mulisha

 
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this was a tragic week for not just me, but everyone around me. it is really to watch the video. your always in our hearts jermey ...RIP... lil buddy

Jeremy, you were the best man. FMX fans will always remember you. RIP

RIP Jeremy. You were the best man . FMX fans will always remember you.

when i first herad from my friend he died , i didn't beleive him. then when i saw it i almost cryed. i felted so bad for a long time . then i saw the lusk shirt that the money was donated to the family so i got one. so all i can say is he is in god's hands now

I am very sorry to hear about jeremy.
He in my life right was probably one of my biggest role modles.
I agree very strongly that he did live his life to the very fullest.
and I hope everything works out and my prayers are with your whole family.

i have been praying about jeremy lusck i am a free style rider myself i also race flat track racing he was one of my favorit freestyle riders hope his family is as proud of him as i am he died as a result of head injuries sustained in a weekend crash during a competition in Costa Rica, The Temecula rider passed away in his hospital bed late Monday night in San Jose, Costa Rica, while surrounded by his mother and father, Chuck and Gina Lusk; his wife Lauren, and mother- and father-in-law Lynne and Larry, along with fellow Metal Mulisha riders Brian Deegan, Ryan Hagy, Cameron Steele and Erik Apple.Deegan, founder of Metal Mulisha, issued this statement Tuesday at 3 p.m.:Jeremy motivated me to be a better person, he was my best friend. The bond of this team is one that will never be broken. We know Jeremy is looking down from a great place continuing to move mountains and touch the lives of those above.
One day, we will all be reunited and will ride together again. In the end, all dust turns to ash. Metal Mulisha will continue to live and die by that creed. Jeremy, we can't wait to see you."Please keep Lusk and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He did his best to live life to its fullest and entertain, and for that his many fans are deeply appreciative.

R.I.P. Jeremy Lusk.....what a legend, not to be forgotten!!!!!!!!!!!!

i followd Jermy lusk all my life. I want to be a pro fmx rider when i get 18. we will never forget him. at lest he went doing what he loved

Jeremy was an invoater on his dirt bike iam hert when of the collest guys to watch has left us but he is still riding up there doing the theing he loves the most peace and love you will be missed by all

r.i.p jeremy i loved to watch u during the x games and when u wreckedi was watching and i wish u were still here with all of ur family friends and us motorcross racers and i want to die doing something i love doing just like you did

hey my name is ryan in a dirt bike freesyles and ive nerly died by doing that same trick my payers go out to the lusk family R.I.P jeremy lusk

jermey lusk was my favourite rider when i found out he had past away i didn't no what to think i jump ramps with my mates and i was going to my mates house the next day and it sort of put me off jimping but it didn't stop me he willl always be the best rider who ever lived

My thoughts and Love is with Jeremey Lusk and his family. It is too much to say that he is gone and that he will no longer be riding. He will be remembered by all of us and especially by his family. He is looking down on us all from the top of a perfect jump atop his favorite bike looking down on us all in amazement of the love and respect that he has wittnessed by all of his family, friends and fans and he is truley amazed and content with that accomplishments and influence that he has had on all of us. No life is too short when you compare the blessed for what they have done within their time on this earth.

REST IN PEACE JEREMY is all I can say

my heart goes out to his family and friends,we have truely lost a great man whom was a great motocross rider/competor, and all i can say he was doing what he loved, and i know that is not that comforting but for his fans -it is in a weird way. we love you jeremey R I P bro i always will b a big fan from okla.

your the man lusk and i will miss you, R.I.P man!!!!!!!

he will always be remember i pray for him and his family and friends he was amazing and i no for sure her is in heaven free stylen i just want to say he is defently in a better place right now looken down on all of us he lived life 2 the extreme and inspired many people and will go down in history as one of fmx's best and extreme rider. RIP JEREMY LUSK

Jeremy.....R.I.P You were the greatest! You will be missed

Jeremy was an awesome rider with talent love and more fun than a dodge charger.
Jeremy was a role model not just to his team mates but to us his fans everytime i get on my bike now i think of jeremy just like we all do peace bro !!!!!!!!! Dave MX n love to the family x

Wow, Lusk was one of the best riders that I ever saw, it's a shame that he had to go so young. I really wish his family the best.

Fred Holder: He should have stuck to basket weaving. Much safer than trying to be a showoff.
<------ What the hell is that!!! a show off!!!! atleast he died doing what he loved, he will forever be a hero.

i feel bad for his fam and hope they are doing good much love you are gone but never forgotten

he lives on in all of us

RIP jeremy lusk you'll be missed. i'll miss you buddy

I can't believe Lusk is gone! God must have a really good reason to take this amazing FMX rider away from his family and all of his worldwide fans. I don't have the words to describe how sad I am. I STILL, can't believ this is for real. R.I.P and God be with The Lusk Family

at least he died doing what he loved

 

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