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RIP Sean Motaghedi
« on: July 14, 2020, 07:49:29 AM »
Took the original down in respect to the family but putting it back up as loved ones are comfortable to share more. Please check on your friends and family especially during this time. Depression and mental illnesses in general have taken way too many talented people.

Seattle skateboarder who was involved in the scene and friends with pretty much anyone who skates in the area. He managed North End Skate Shop (RIP) and put out the North End video. Easily the nicest person you could ever meet. He'll be missed by many, condolences to friends and family.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CCn-VFJlkCr/

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Pw1AhlX3U/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I7zK1Vho14




« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 09:10:07 AM by poopnutsupreme »
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 08:42:29 AM »
I didn't know Sean. But I remember meeting him in Tacoma one time and he was so nice and basically the complete opposite of skaters I knew at the time. Seemed like a really good dude. This really sucks, to say the least.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 09:00:11 AM »
Tell your friends you love them. R.I.P. dude

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 09:23:47 AM »
Sean used to come into the skateshop I worked at probably twenty years ago (he ended up working there as well after I had left). He was the dude you always got stoked to see when you rolled up to the skatespot/skatepark. He was pivotal in the Seattle skate scene and this news broke a lot of hearts. He will never be forgotten.


RIP Sean. Hope you have peace.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 11:13:58 AM by Yushin Okami »
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 09:44:34 AM »
Didn't know the man but seems like he was a pillar in the PNW scene. This hits hard, we are all one big family. Seems like there's been a lot depression related suicide, can't name them all but it's been a tough year or two. Can't say for sure but the political and social climate seem to be adding an additional layer to this issue, I know it sure has me stressing more than ever.

Look after your friends. We always say "reach out if you are struggling" to each other during these times but most won't, you have to look for the signs and monitor your friends and their wellbeing. Tell your friends you love them and be there for them when you can!

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 09:55:21 AM »
One of the best to ever do it - skateboarding and life.  I met him when he was 12, a few years younger than me, and he was already a huge skate nerd - you knew he was going to be a big part of the scene.  But I didn't know just how big - he really became the face of greater Seattle skateboarding in many ways and we were the better for it.  A truly good person, down to the core.  He will be greatly missed.

Skateboarding and depression are tragically intertwined.  Many of us know the weight.  It's heartbreaking when it gets to be too much for someone.  I hope he has found peace. 

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 10:05:04 AM »
RIP

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2020, 11:51:31 AM »
wow this really sucks. he was a really rad dude. so fucking nice.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2020, 01:07:56 PM »
Jeez, I feel awful for his friends & family. Mental health is one of those issues that's seldom addressed properly, and quite frankly the industry around it is predicated on taking shots in the dark & getting lucky less than a third of the time. Thereís still so much that they donít know, itís a trial by error scenario that I know well first hand. RIP Sean, you had a hell of an enviable flick on your kickflips.
At least when you're a washed-out hipster douchebag in NY, you can milk it at some decent looking, hard to skate spots. In LA you're just a tan-lined faggot in a school yard somewhere.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2020, 01:56:20 PM »
YOU ARE SO LOVED SEAN
miss you

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2020, 02:15:40 PM »
As a fellow Sean Mo... this hits even closer to home. Never heard of this guy until just now but can already tell he was awesome. Condolences to all his friends and family.
I thought it wasnt just him solo, shouldve stuck with my og thought.
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2020, 04:45:01 PM »
Best kickflip.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2020, 06:51:19 PM »
Looked up to him growing up in the PNW. Didn't know him too well but would see him at the park from time to time - always friendly and a great skateboarder. Heck of a kickflip. A genuinely nice person. Know he lurked on here too. RIP Smotag.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2020, 09:17:19 AM »
Love you Sean. Always had great conversations with him when he worked at Northend. Stand up dude. I always loved his YouTube channel. So many great edits.

https://youtu.be/HOyrAt8g1W4
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2020, 11:33:37 AM »
Had the pleasure to meet him a few times at a few different video premiers. Dude was the best. Seattle is taking a hit from this one, we lost a good one way early. Nothing but love for him and his wife and family.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2020, 03:09:49 PM »
Saying that he was the best is an understatement. Can't even begin express my love for him.
Started an insta @kickflipsforsmotag in honor of him. We've been reaching out to his favorite skaters and getting them to do kickflips for him. (kickflips were his favorite trick) We just got an extra special one, thank you HK
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCt89MdH5xd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
We'll have shirts soon, and of course 100% of the proceeds will go to a foundation (most likely Ben Raemers Foundation).
Everyone please reach out to all of your friends and tell them you love them, as well as having a meaningful conversation with them. Even the ones that look the happiest, cause that was Sean. Sneaky bastard :'(

PS Sean was a longtime lurker here. Gonna miss talking to him about truck madness and stupid Slap gossip.

RIP to a legend and to one of my best friends.
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2020, 08:34:51 PM »
Never met him, but all of the posts I've come across on social media have been really touching. He clearly was an amazing person and important figure and leader in the local skateboard community. He also obviously has some really great friends to create that account on his behalf and contact all of those pro skaters to do the trick he was most recognized for. Awesome way to honor his memory and celebrate his life.

That's really cool Thrasher made a post in dedication to him as well.


On a lighter note, love the sig notmikerusczyk. Hope you and your buds are doing ok.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2020, 10:08:33 PM »
Never met him, but all of the posts I've come across on social media have been really touching. He clearly was an amazing person and important figure and leader in the local skateboard community. He also obviously has some really great friends to create that account on his behalf and contact all of those pro skaters to do the trick he was most recognized for. Awesome way to honor his memory and celebrate his life.

That's really cool Thrasher made a post in dedication to him as well.


On a lighter note, love the sig notmikerusczyk. Hope you and your buds are doing ok.
One of the only positives of the situation is that it's brought everyone so much closer, and so many great conversations are being had. Have had great conversations about mental health with the people I'd least expect to talk about it with. Wish he was able to see all of his favorites doing kickflips for him. He would have fanned out on the Heath one.
Don't know Joey personally but I think he's criminally underrated. Are you an Atlas dude?
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2020, 09:21:06 PM »
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Never met him, but all of the posts I've come across on social media have been really touching. He clearly was an amazing person and important figure and leader in the local skateboard community. He also obviously has some really great friends to create that account on his behalf and contact all of those pro skaters to do the trick he was most recognized for. Awesome way to honor his memory and celebrate his life.

That's really cool Thrasher made a post in dedication to him as well.


On a lighter note, love the sig notmikerusczyk. Hope you and your buds are doing ok.
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One of the only positives of the situation is that it's brought everyone so much closer, and so many great conversations are being had. Have had great conversations about mental health with the people I'd least expect to talk about it with. Wish he was able to see all of his favorites doing kickflips for him. He would have fanned out on the Heath one.
Don't know Joey personally but I think he's criminally underrated. Are you an Atlas dude?

I'm not an Atlas dude (I actually live in the midwest), but I do know most of those guys well. Joey is a really great person as well as amazing on a skateboard. Nothing but good things to say about that dude.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2020, 03:11:46 PM »
Tell your friends you love them. R.I.P. dude

Canít be said enough.  One of the most creative skaters around, RIP

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2020, 05:28:59 PM »
Very sad, condolences to friends and family.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2020, 06:06:56 PM »
Donít mean to post twice but love this edit. Smotag forever

https://youtu.be/E6JU4CW8F-o

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2020, 12:06:48 AM »
This edit was heavy to watch but Shane did an amazing job
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POb-GpxQFzw
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2020, 01:59:27 PM »
That edit was beautiful. RIP.
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2020, 12:16:00 PM »
Go fund me to support Seanís wife Ariel: https://gf.me/u/ym28qz

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2020, 04:28:19 AM »
RIP

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2020, 10:10:02 PM »
Great kickflip and great mustache - two things I one day hope to have. I only hope I will touch as many as he did. RIP.

To anyone reading this who may be going through it - you are not alone.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2020, 01:01:36 PM »
Noticed this wasn't posted here, so I figured I'd add it to the thread.

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/rip-in-peace-sean-motaghedi/

Still thinking about this a lot - Sean was a great person, and a friend to me when I didn't have many.

R.I.P.

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Re: RIP Sean Motaghedi
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2020, 06:32:09 PM »
Noticed this wasn't posted here, so I figured I'd add it to the thread.

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/rip-in-peace-sean-motaghedi/

Still thinking about this a lot - Sean was a great person, and a friend to me when I didn't have many.

R.I.P.

Dang, I hadn't seen that. Thanks for posting. RIP.