Burton Snowboards Founder Dies at 65
There is no doubt that you have seen a Burton snowboard or a Burton logo on a vehicle in the state of Colorado. Snowboarding is a way of life in the state and Jake Burton Carpenter is a pioneer in the sport of snowboarding.
Jake Burton Carpenter died on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from complications due to recurring cancer. Carpenter was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 and was in remission after months of therapy. Earlier this month, he emailed staff informing them that his cancer had returned.
According to a tweet sent out by Burton Snowboards, Carpenter died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones.