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Jeremy Lusk dies from injuries suffered in freestyle motocross crash


*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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Comments (193)

One of my favorite riders, so much fun to watch...RIP man, i will always ride for you.

The people of Costa Rica are very shocked! Our prays go out to his family!
Blessings for Jeremy and his family form Costa Rica!

You know... I watch these FMX riders doing their tricks and I think "Wow... that was cool" but you never really know what kind of risks they're taking until something like this happens. I pray that he's hitting big jumps in Heaven now and I pray his family will do OK in his absence. I've always been amazed by Jeremy's skills and he and his remarkable abilities will never be forgotten in my home! God's speed Jeremy and to the Lusk family and friends... stay strong and rest in the comfort that Jeremy is in a better place now, waiting for the rest of us...

Que lamentable este hecho yo estuve en el accidente, y la verdad me conmociono bastante la verdad que todos dependemos de un hilo en esta vida, no somos nada cuando nos toca morir, Dios sabra porque sucediron asi las cosas, que lastima.......de verdad duele bastante, que un evento familiar termine asi, como lo lamento mucho por sus familiares y mas que todo su recien esposa..!!! LO SIENTO MUCHO, NOSOTROS LOS TICOS NOS SENTIMOS MUY CONMOCIONADOS POR LO SUCEDIDO.....

i feel real bad about jeremy im praying for him every night

Damn he Was WAYYYY too young, RIP Bro and much love to ur fam.

Envío mis condolencias a sus familiares, que Dios les dé fortaleza

This is bad... My heart does go out...
Changes to the sport need to happen.
I have 3 friends in a wheelchair that a simple neck brace could have kept them out of.
We all love this sport and know the risk, but you can't help but wonder if a leat or neck pad would have saved his life. Don't get me wrong I am sad, but unless sponsors make rule changes I can't watch anymore of these events with my kids.

I remember watching him when I was little and all I can say is im going to miss watching him. God bless his friends and family.

Jeremy is free styling in Heaven now,No doubt about it! God must have really needed him ,hes home now! My heart is with all of his family and friends.

R.I.P he was a awsome fmx rider with a beautiful wife and had a good futuer headin for him :( you will be missed

God Bless You Jeremy...And THANK YOU!!!

Hi, Im Rafa and Im from Costa Rica but i live in Brazil. This is to inform you that Jeremy still alive, with serius injuries, but he still alive. Our people in Costa Rica is taking care about Jeremy condition and I know he will survive, he is strong enough. Today and tomorrow will be very important to Jeremy since doctors will try to stablish and get him out from his coma...Keep the positive thoughts and prayers. As you probably note, my english is not good enough, but i would like to share with you that all people from Costa Rica are praying for Jeremy.
Vamos Jeremy, tu puedes y demuestra lo fuerte que puedes ser !!!!

More info: www.nacion.com

WOW!!!!!! My blessings go out to Jeremy's family and friends. Coming from a motocross racer and a huge fan and admirer of Jeremy this is some of the worst news I have ever encountered. jeremy was a well rounded guy and an amazing athlete. many riders and fans had lots to fantasize about Jeremy and now they have lots to prey about...... My thoughts, hopes, love and preyers go to the family, and Jeremy R.I.P. you will never be forgotten> you left a major impact in the industry that will never be misunderstood.


I'm shocked.. peace and love to his family and friends..
I can't discribe what i feel.. Rest in peace. Live forever!!

My heart aches for his family. Lord be with them and comfort them. Lord hear my prayer.

RIP Jeremy - You Will Be Missed!

God! i dont even have words to explain what i feel right now! i can only imagine how his family is feeling right now! R.I.P this is just unbelievable! the only thing i can say as at least he lived a short good life always very happy guy knew what he wanted out of life saw it wanted it went for it achieved it! he was an amazing rider and a amazing guy! god bless his family and god bless him i guess god has other plans for him! you will be in my prayers!



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