Skateboarder and social media influencer, Josh Neuman, was found dead among 3 others in a plane that crashed into an Iceland lake. Search for Neuman and the others was ongoing since the Cessna plane he was traveling in did not return after leaving Reykjavik, Iceland, for sightseeing and likely content creation.
The 22-year-old had more than 1 million YouTube followers and was in Iceland to shoot content for ‘Suspicious Antwerp’, a Belgian fashion company. The company released a statement on the incident on their website, “IT IS WITH TREMENDOUS SADNESS THAT WE ARE TO REPORT THAT THE OCCUPANTS CONSISTED OF A SUSPICIOUS ANTWERP EMPLOYEE, TWO CONTENT CREATORS, AND AN ICELANDIC PILOT.”
Also adding, “WE ARE ENORMOUSLY DISTRESSED BY THE NEWS AND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.
WE ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM, AS WELL AS WITH THE AUTHORITIES, AND WE’RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ASSIST THEM DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.”
The statement confirms what authorities also said regarding the bodies found in the Thingvallavatn Lake. Josh Neuman started his career as a content creator really early when he dropped out of college to focus on filmmaking and his passion for extreme sport. Before that, he started filming himself at the age of 12 with his father’s video camera.
Fans and creators in the industry have been showing their love and honoring Neuman’s memory by posting tributes since the news of his death.
The artist Speechless said, “He (Josh) inspired us tremendously. His attitude and smile brought so much joy to those around him.
His legacy will continue to shine and also continue to push us to do what we love. I’m honored to have seen some of his journey.”
Digital creator Spencer Shipman wrote a heartfelt tribute saying, “You were a friend who I admired, looked up to, and trusted with my deepest thoughts and insecurities. Trying my best to keep it together and live how you would want me to. I love you man. Fly high and rest easy brother.” Fans are even going back to YouTube videos posted by Josh Neuman, leaving comments of condolences and tribute under the content. One user wrote on his video from 2 weeks ago, “RIP to a legend. These videos will go on for eternity and inspire so many people to longboard and push their limits. Thank you for documenting your amazing journey.”