RIP, Pete O’Connell

There are no words for this situation in life and the only thing that keeps me sane is the fact that it’s a part of our human experience on this planet. A shitty part of our human experience.

I had been in touch with Pete O’Connell recently about how well he had been doing for himself and the changes he had adopted into his life. I was so proud of him for his efforts and his success.

We had caught up even sooner than that time to discuss Dave Mirra’s passing and how unbelievable that was to us. We grew up as teenagers together with a mutual love for BMX riding and, Dave Mirra. It hurt us both.

I had just recently just learned about, now, Pete’s passing, and I am at a loss for words. I just hope Pete is at peace now, surrounded by love and light.

RIP, buddy! I love you.