Ben Raemers has been described as one of the greatest British skateboarders ever. Last-place month he killed himself. His death has caused the soon-to-be Olympic sport to ask some difficult questions about mental health.
Ben Raemers was 10 where reference is first pranced on a skateboard, while living in his mum’s flat in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.
Like a lot of sons his age, he fallen in love with the athletic straightaway.
He bought his first skateboard at Argos, and within a few years, was regarded as one of very good skateboarders in the world.Tributes paid to British skateboarder Image caption