Terry Kennedy has found himself in legal trouble once again.
The once famed skateboarder from Long Beach, California, allegedly beat a man at an Illinois motel on July 27, and now according to Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim has died of his injuries, reports TMZ.
The victim, 23-year-old Josiah Kassahun, suffered from a skull fracture and concussion. Kennedy got arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated battery in a public place and threatening a public official.
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Kennedy allegedly threatened to murder the responding officer nine times.
“I will kill one of you police. We kill police where I’m from,” said the skateboarder before referencing a Cali cop-killing from 2017 once approached by cops. “We killed ya’ll in Whittier, California. We killed ya’ll b-tch ass.”
The 36-year-old’s rise to fame began in the early aughts as a very talented Black skateboarder before eventually getting his own life-documenting reality show on BET in 2010, dubbed Being Terry Kennedy.
“Just as me as a person first off. Like I said–my struggle, my upbringing, and me just being an African American in skateboarding,” Kennedy told Transworld Skateboarding back in 2010, explaining why he chose to do the show. “You know, something that we used to look down upon. [This] is a very family-rooted show and showing you how everything I went through or go through in life, my family is always my backbone no matter what. I never lost my head. I’ve always been a family-rooted person.
Terry also appeared in Bam Margera’s MTV show Viva La Bam after starring in Jackass, where he was commonly referred to as Compton-Ass-Terry. In addition, he was involved in fashion and music as the co-founder of an all-encompassing brand called Fly Society.
View Twitter’s reaction to the shocking news below:
Twitter Reacts To Terry Kennedy's Arrest For Assault
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The Man Terry Kennedy Assaulted has Allegedly Died pic.twitter.com/Xfp8FiSGXn— No Jumper (@nojumper) August 1, 2021
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Not only is terry kennedy a murder. This was the worst pair of skate shoes ive ever owned. Fuck you TK. pic.twitter.com/62BXDDvThR— Kenneth Kaniff (@Winabakr) July 31, 2021
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it sucks seeing my heroes turn into villains but Terry Kennedy is a real piece of shit and deserves to rot.— jp (@crumbsnmystache) July 31, 2021
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Terry Kennedy case went from attempted murder to flat murder hope he gets life— Jordan Bunch (@_JordanBunch) July 31, 2021
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If you’re saying “free terry Kennedy” youre burnt in the head— tony (@cutfences_) July 30, 2021
Beat a kid with his skateboard and is on life support
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First the Terry Kennedy shit now this… I’m losing all my childhood heroes https://t.co/rqX83JkXJK— 🕊 (@wishemluck) August 1, 2021
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Damn, I really witnessed terry kennedy having an episode at grant last Sunday, and now he put a local skater on life support. What is life— anti adult scooterer account (@shredorbedead) July 30, 2021
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damn it’s sad seeing terry kennedy lose it like that. one of my favorite skaters growing up— TAKENFORGRANTED (@takxnforgranted) August 1, 2021
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damn,Terry kennedy used to be a legend... now, he a whole monster.— Jaztazj (@bison_fume) July 31, 2021
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Wow at this Terry Kennedy shit. Sad way out man.— DeFi Don 👑🌍 (@DarkManToph) August 1, 2021
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This nigga terry kennedy officially has lost it. Sad story. I’ll never forget the infamous “don’t be mad at us, be mad at the mf’s negotiating yo deals” so crazy to see a lot of my teenage hero’s to end up so lost in life.— THE CIMARRON DON (@mrwckd) July 31, 2021
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Damn, I just heard about the Terry Kennedy situation; he use to be one of my favorite street skaters, damn shame.pic.twitter.com/2mgStoOehq— b (@h8mehoe) August 1, 2021
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terry kennedy burnt tf out that shit is sad— wait. (@vancameronx) August 1, 2021
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Terry Kennedy and 6blocks situation is exactly why I don’t wanna be around y’all clouted up mfs, no morals. That’s why I don’t let ppl too close to me cause they can feel like they can disrespect you cause you they friend.— The Black Keanu (@lowbesofficial) August 1, 2021
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Damn terry Kennedy killing one of the skater homies he was just chilling and taking a pic with is exactly why I be afraid to be close friends with ppl. I hate letting ppl close to me so they get comfortable to disrespect me. That’s why I keep shit strictly business. RIP 6blocks— The Black Keanu (@lowbesofficial) August 1, 2021
A Man Allegedly Attacked by Famous Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Has Died From His Injuries was originally published on cassiuslife.com