Everyone woke up to the sad news today that Burton founder Jake Burton passed away last night.
The snowboard world was shaken today, waking up to hear that Jake Burton passed away last night. His influence on snowboarding is immeasurable. Jake Burton was a pioneer to snowboarding, an incredible entrepreneur and a huge ambassador for the sport.
From Burton's Instagram:
"It is with a very heavy heart that we share that Burton founder Jake Burton Carpenter passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family and loved ones as a result of complications from recurring cancer. He was our founder, the soul of snowboarding, the one who gave us the sport we all love so much. #RideonJake"
Jake Burton is survived by his wife Donna Carpenter as well as his kids Timi, George and Taylor. He left behind him a massive legacy, more than just a brand, he will never be forgotten.
Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and employees.