J.D. Lee, Skateboarding legend, dies at age 94

The legendary skateboarder, skateboard legend, skateboarding legend J. D. Lee died Friday, his representative said.

Lee had been in a wheelchair for more than three decades and suffered a heart attack in 2015.

He was 92.

Lee won four Olympic medals, including four gold, and two silver medals in skateboarding.

He became one of the most recognizable names in skateboards and the skateboarding industry.

He also won a Stanley Cup for the San Jose Sharks in 1976.

He retired as a pro skateboard racer in 1984.

In the 1960s, Lee’s family built an indoor skate park on the property of the Lee family, and in the 1970s, they built a skate park for the family.

The Lee family moved to Seattle in the 1980s.

Lee was a lifelong skater and an avid surfer, according to his brother-in-law, Robert T. Lee.

He played basketball and was a track star at Kent State University.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons, Bobbie Lee and George, and five grandchildren.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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