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Jay Adams
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Adams in 2011
Born (1961-02-03)February 3, 1961
Died August 14, 2014(2014-08-14) (aged 53)
Nationality American
Occupation Professional skateboarder
Known for Member of the Z-Boys skateboarding team

Jay Adams (February 3, 1961 – August 14, 2014) was an American skateboarder. He became known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He was known as "The Original Seed" of the sport. He was thought to be one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.

Adams died from a massive heart attack in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, aged 53.

  • DOGTOWN-The Legend of the Z-Boys, C.R. Stecyk III & Glen E. Friedman, Burning Flags Press, 2000, ISBN: 0-9641916-4-4
  • JAY-BOY – Classic photographs by Jay Adams stepfather, Kent Sherwood, Concrete Wave Editions, 2006, ISBN: 0-9735286-6-4 *Scarred for Life – Eleven Stories About Skateboarders by Keith Hamm, Chronicle Books, 2004, ISBN: 0-8118-4053-0
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