Although I never really liked the band Magic Dirt, as a kid Dean Turner the bass player really spent a bunch of time helping me skate the big old vert ramp down in Torquay as well as showing me some street spots and letting me get some runs on the super busy lip ramp out front of Rip Curl. He skated pretty rad at the time and really was a cool approachable guy. When I read this in the news I really wished I went and watched his band and was sad I never thanked him for looking out for me when I was younger. I hope that his family and friends are all ok.
Dean is on the right.