In Memoriam: Kelly McGarry

Feb 1, 2016 at 2:20
by Scott Secco  


IN MEMORIAM: KELLY MCGARRY



One would exhaust a thesaurus searching for adjectives to describe Kelly McGarry. ‘’McGazza’’ has been the big friendly giant of freeride for the past decade and his affable presence, a staple of Crankworx and Rampage, was instantly identifiable by the golden mane sprouting from the bottom of his helmet. Kelly was a fan favourite for his massive backflips but it was his personality which endeared him to all who knew him. He was the type of man who befriended everyone he met. Constantly smiling, quick with a joke or a laugh, he was the ultimate ambassador for New Zealand and mountain biking in general. On Monday, February 1st, 2016 Kelly McGarry passed away, he was 33. Our thoughts are with Kelly’s friends, family, and loved ones in this time. The mountain bike community lost a brother today. Kelly, we'll miss you.

Perfect invert-form from the man from an upside-down country. There were whispers McGarry would go for it and when he came screaming in it was clear it was on.

RAMPAGE

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Kelly McGarry (1982-2016)



1,036 Comments

  • + 1593
 The world is a much darker place today. Thanks for all the amazing memories you gave to the world of mountain biking. From one 6ft 6 giant to another. We'll miss you.
  • + 914
 Suddenly Gwin's team move doesn't seem so important anymore.
  • + 206
 keep shredding there kelly, i'll miss you Frown
  • + 126
 there is nothing more important than life,and nothing more horrible than losing such a person as Kelly was, I hope he shreds endless heaven trails with that great smile on his face,ride in peace !
  • + 126
 Such a massive loss for mountain biking, was absolutely blown away when I found out, ride in peace Kelly
  • + 89
 Nothing good ever happens on a Monday. Ride in Peace, McGazza
  • + 72
 And this on my 33rd birthday! Not a good present. RIP Kelly. I hope there is a memoriam at Rotoura for you.
  • + 177
 Whoa, after his massive crash where he proper f***** his bike and rag dolled face first I'd have put money on him being pretty much immortal. Such sad news. Rest in Peace you legend, may the riding be even sweeter on the other side of the pearly loamy hucking gates.
  • + 54
 no waayy... this is unfair !! the guy was an embassador of this sport!! he was the first flippin tha canyon gap for god sake ... we bike community will miss you ! RIP big man!
  • + 126
 One of the few pros that treats "nobody's" like they're super important. Dude was just a party to be around
  • + 30
 So hard to believe. Such a legend. R.I.P. Kelley.
  • + 15
 Really a sad story... R.I.P. Kelly. We'll be remembering you for quite some time, at least as long as we'll exist... or the universe... or whatever... :'( :'(
  • + 23
 RIP Kelly, you will always be my favorite.
  • + 78
 Keyboard off. Ride in Peace Kelly.
  • + 19
 Holy shit this is out of nowhere kelly was a legend we will all miss you
  • + 45
 Kelly, you are going to be missed. You were the best of us, an inspiration to all of us in the riding community. You reminded us why we ride, that at the end of the day all the other BS doesn't matter, because we're having fun on our bikes. So glad to have gotten to call you my friend, if only for a short while. You were an amazing rider, roommate, drinking buddy, riding buddy, and most importantly, person. I hope the trails on the other side are better than any of us can imagine. Ride on my friend.
  • + 14
 You will forever be remembered as a legend among legends Kelly. Our thoughts are with your friends and family.
  • + 10
 youtu.be/x76VEPXYaI0

forever remembered!
  • + 24
 Damn, Ride in Peace Kelly and same to my Uncle who was just found dead in his house last weekend. This year has already started out so harsh. To everyone out there that may not be recognized at death either, RIP to y'all too.
  • + 7
 You won't be forgotten. RIP Kelly.
  • + 80
 He died on his bike. Only in my deepest prayers dare I dream of dying in such a beautiful way. Pedaled his ass all the way to the pearly gates
  • + 5
 Im genuinley lost for words. McGazza is a legend, its a very sad day indeed
  • + 6
 So sad. Died whilst riding his bike. A huge character in the mountain bike world. A genuine guy with time for everyone. Rest in peace Kelly, and happy trails in the sky.
  • + 6
 You're a legend, we will remember you. Ride in Peace forever !
  • + 10
 Don't even know what to say.. So sad, humanity lost one of its best examples.
  • + 10
 This is not the king of news I was hoping to wake up to this AM. A big loss to the community indeed. Watching you push the limits of your sport over the years has been amazing, exhilarating, and without gasps. Will never forget the gap flip. A historical moment in itself only to be follow up a year later by a bigger crash, two broken bikes, and you get up and roll again. Inspirational. RIP big man...
  • + 52
 @Stranger-danger - I’m sure you didn’t mean it this way but it’s lame the second comment Aaron Gwin would see when reading this (I’m betting he does) is something relating to him at all. He didn’t ask for all the attention we give him and he certainly doesn’t need to be mentioned in the context of another rider’s death. If I were him reading that plus the 368+ ‘likes’ it would cut a little. Maybe if you’d said something regarding wheel sizes or fat bikes but not another pro rider.
Bad form.
  • + 12
 Huck to heaven
  • + 6
 Rest in Peace, Kelly. You god damn legend, we'll miss you.
  • + 40
 @jeremiahwas While I see where you are coming from, I think it's clear that his intent was good, and his point comes across. Whenever someone is lost, it is a strong reminder that the a lot of things we think matter don't really matter all that much. Life is so short, should be filled with love and appreciation and not much else.
  • + 14
 Wasnt expecting to see something like this as I opened Pinkbike this morning. RIP Kelly. Before I knew what your name was, I'd always describe you as "that super tall guy thats ALWAYS smiling". Thats exactly how myself and a whole pile of other fans will remember you Kelly, "the guy thats always smiling"..............

No-one knows when their ride is going to end, but if you can manage to do what you love while surrounded by friends you've really got it made. Ride on Kelly, you'll never be forgotten.
  • + 3
 Gut wrenching news Frown Kelly connected with every viewer around the world who had the pleasure to have seen him. He emanated cheerfulness to everyone right thru the camera like very few can. My Family's thoughts are with yours....I can only hope you feel the positive support of the Biking community the same way Kelly dished it out for us.
  • + 13
 Can we make a Kelly video of the day and photo of the day ?
  • + 11
 Tomorrow is a promise to nobody. ...he went doing what he loved...as he fell down he was actually being lifted up to the heavens. You rest now kelly. We will miss you.
  • + 2
 from reading all of this he truly lived the way he will be remembered. really sad too soon but a life well done. rest in peace, kelly mcgarry.
  • + 44
 It really sucks because there's so many negative fcukers filled with hatred that inhabit this planet then there's people like Kelly, who was exactly the type of person everyone should aspire to be like - just so happy and positive and making the most of his life. And he's the one taken away. RIP man.
  • + 3
 well said
  • + 2
 So sad
  • - 44
flag fmogan77 (Feb 1, 2016 at 14:50) (Below Threshold)
 lets get this to 1000 props
  • + 27
 From the link to stuff.co.nz:
"Fraser Gordon of the Queenstown Mountainbike Club said McGarry was riding with representatives from his YT Industries team on the Fernhill Loop Track when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

"We understand he was riding uphill and suffered cardiac arrest. He is an extreme mountain biker so everyone is presuming he fell but that is incorrect," Gordon said.

"He was out riding with some of his frame sponsors YT and I think they were going to do some filming and take some photos with him."

Goes to show you never know when your time will end.. Live every day to the fullest and never waste a chance to learn, love, explore, and be happy.

This memorial deserves more comments than any Pinkbike post before. Keep 'em coming!
  • + 6
 WHAAOOOT ?!???!!??!??!?!?! 8-O
OMG...he was my favorite rider because of his age almost like mine Frown (((
what the f k....
33year only....
Have no words. I'm in depression from now.
  • + 3
 Seriously f*cking sad. Can't read anymore comments, to choked up. For u bro...ride on. www.pinkbike.com/photo/12683370
  • + 3
 Rest In Peace, Kelly. This man lived a life to be proud of, and put smiles on the faces of countless people. I always looked forward to seeing McGarry's runs... truly the "most stoked guy" in the sport. It truly is a very, very sad day.
  • + 2
 You have to be kidding me this is terrible news. Mucho respect for a real life super hero. The only solace in this tragic event is knowing Mr. Mcgarry had an incredible life and reached levels of athletic acheivement most mortal could not comprehend. R.I.P.
  • + 3
 A flame went out today but it’s one that left a glow in others...RIP
  • + 1
 Wow, i can never find rest when someone young as kelly passes away. Just 33 years and his life is over. Just lets you see how powerless we all are. Some are saying he had a cardiac arrest while climbing a trail(on a bike I assume) in queenstown. Is this true, or does anyone know the exact reason he passed? RIP mate.
  • + 4
 Noo this brought real tears to my eyes. Ride In Peace Kelly ;(
  • + 3
 When I watched him ride the slopestyle corse at Crankworx Rotorua last year I never knew it'd be the last time. Absolutely and truely devastated. The world has definitely lost one of its greatest assets and definitely its brightest smile! The sky will be one star brighter with you up there Kelly! R.I.P bro! Keep shredding!!
  • + 1
 So much respect for Kelly. So sad to hear he's gone. Ride in Peace, mate.
  • + 2
 Ride and rest in peace mate! we will all miss you! #Legendsneverdie
  • + 2
 You went out doing what you loved. You will not be forgotten. The legend lives for ever.
  • + 1
 Rest in peace Kelly... such a loss!
  • + 8
 We don't ride to add days to our lives; we ride to add life to the days we have left here. Kelly was the epitome of this. Ride in Peace bro.
  • + 1
 So sad. What a great rider and individual. He will be so missed.
  • + 2
 Another devastated fan of big McGazza here. Seemed like a truly good human being, who also happened to be one of the raddest. Hope his family and friends can take solace from the fact that he made us all happier, even those of us who never actually met him.
  • - 1
 Everybody should know CPR.
  • + 2
 He be back flipping the gates of paradise!! gone but never forgotten!! rip mcgazza!
  • + 19
 Canyon gap should be renamed as the McGazza gap
  • + 2
 I second that notion @theminsta
  • + 1
 I'll never forget that Rampage run he did... It's the ONLY one I'll ever remember...and how he blew up those wheels.

Sad to see him go Frown
  • + 1
 All wheels can live free from rampage fear now. You will be missed by everyone except your rampage wheels.
  • + 2
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/13131298/?trail=6303

Found this pic in the archives. Riding in 2010... In Deep - WBP.
  • - 1
 Rest in peice
  • + 1
 rest in peace.
  • + 1
 Always enjoyed watching this man ride a good spirt I will never forget that canyon gap flip it was ALL TIME! Ride in peace
  • + 547
 I'm really going to miss you Kelly. So many good times on and off the mountain. You were a great friend. You believed in me and muddy tyre when no one else did. I'll cherish all the times we had in Queenstown and Canada - driving around blasting old punk, watching the groms huck it at Wynyard, laughing at videos of Trump, heading up the South Island with Sam to watch Fleetwood Mac, beers down at Atlas, breaking forks at Gorge Road, getting lost in Vancouver trying to find a steak house, building bikes in your backyard, cruising in the battle van, talking about life after biking....dammit dude you're making me cry. You left us too soon. RIP
  • + 74
 It seems that you lost a good friend buddy, while the rest of us lost a good character! Kelly you will be missed!
  • + 431
 Kelly really had the biggest heart, he never let his fame and status in the mountain bike world get to his head. In November 2015 we were riding in Queenstown at Wynyard - a 12 year old German girl was riding through the park trying some jumps and slipped off the trail on some loose gravel. She was all banged up, bleeding, concussion, etc...Kelly picked her up, carried her out of the park, then drove her to the hospital and waited in the emergency room with her until her parents arrived. Absolute class act.
  • + 74
 Must be an honor to have known such a legend. He is the essence of the sport. He rode because it was fun. His POV video of his run at Rampage when he flipped the gap is my favorite of all time. Not because of the flip. It's because if you listen at the top you can hear him humming to music, saying hello to people he's riding past, and just flat out enjoying his run because he loved riding and not because he was worried about how he would place. What a legend. The good always go to soon! I'm sorry for your loss brother. May we all see how McGazza lived and strive to be like him. The world is a better place having known him.
  • + 23
 Makes someone cry who doesn't even know him personally(me)...you know he was a good person. RIP
  • + 13
 Same here Racecardriver
  • + 7
 @wypler - I wish I'd met him and reading this makes it more so. Honor him by letting him live on inside you.
  • + 1
 Please post some footage of the memorial ride... One thing I wish I could do from the other side of the world, sad to miss it. Crankworx Rotorua is gonna be off the hook this yr. Peace.
  • + 248
 I have been working as a volunteer at Crankworx Rotorua last year and I had thr chance to meet Kelly McGarry...He was such a friendly, positive guy and I had so much respect for him! He even came to the volunteers dinner just to say thank you... It' s sad that the best human have to die first but at least it happenend while he was doing what he loves!! RIP and thank you!
  • + 5
 Amen! What a shock!
  • + 7
 very big person very good human, as i know him from videos i think he is he was and he will be in our minds as a great person great son of earth !!! 3
  • + 5
 "It' s sad that the best human have to die first but at least it happenend while he was doing what he loves!!"

@TheMomentOfLife it's probably to remind us to think about our own lives and what we are doing with it. I won't pretend to know Kelly McGarry because I don't really follow his type of riding, but the things people say about him make me wish I did. Big guy, big hucks, big heart--I'd like to live like that Smile
  • + 2
 @uphill-blues Yeah probably we should think about our own lifes more often! Even though I am preparing my exams at the moment I am still trying to find free time to do what I love most!
I am pretty sure I will go out and ride a few times not only for Kelly but as well for myself!
  • + 199
 R I P Kelly, by no means were we best friends, but I had the pleasure of riding with you back in 2008/9 in Queenstown, with Justin Leov. It was the day after I won my first national at Coronet Peak, and me and Justin wanted to ride Big Dream, and you were the one to let us follow you in! Thanks Kelly, Ride In Peace mate!
Condolences,
Danny Hart
  • + 198
 YT have made a touching tribute on their website. RIP Buddy. www.yt-industries.com
  • + 91
 Classy move, today it is too sad to sell bikes
  • + 48
 Very respectful. Classy move YT! So saddened by the news. RIP McGarry.
  • + 14
 Thats pure respect. Love it YT.
  • + 4
 Thank you YT! And thank you Kelly! You inspired me to ride lines a mere 16th of what you did. You inspired so many riders by not only your mad-skill but your marvelous character. I just caught your preview ride of Rampage a couple weeks ago - can't believe you're gone. You will be missed for a long, long time. RIP Kelly!
  • + 3
 Beautifully succinct, and perfectly appropriate by YT. Such devastating news, my thoughts are with all those close to him. R.I.P big fella.
  • + 102
 This really sucks. I will never forget the day I was at the Wu-Tang Clan concert with my dad and I met him. His girlfriend (who was a little drunk) wrapped her arm around me and started mumbling something about my redbull rampage hat and how she knew someone I needed to meet. I didn't pay much attention to her since I really didn't understand what she was saying and I thought she was just drunk, but she runs off and pulls Kelly McGarry out from the crowd. We all talked for a moment, he was really happy to talk with us and even took a picture with me (though my dad whitewashed the picture thanks to the flash). He hung out there for another moment while we were all listening before we all said our goodbyes and he made his way elsewhere. It's hard to believe that this guy who is still larger than life in my mind has died, and I hope that his family and girlfriend are doing okay.
  • + 32
 Dude, that is an awesome story! Thanks for sharing. McGazza is an undisputed peoples' champion.
  • + 4
 That is a very awesome story. It's great to hear the pros stories of him, but to hear this, outside of biking altogether, it really speaks to his character. The mere fact that his girlfriend knows that he wants to bring joy to others and brings him over speaks volumes.
  • + 75
 From now on, the Canyon Gap should be named the McGazza Gap.
  • + 8
 That would be really fair! He was the first one to flip it. Good idea!!
  • + 65
 Ride in Peace McGazza, Condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.
  • + 53
 It is a weird feeling definitely. He is not my personal friend, not from my family, I never saw him except on videos. And yet it feels like I lost a very close friend. I think it was his way, always laughing on interviews, always with a good mood, having fun everytime the camera was on him or someone was interviewing him. So... that's what I am going to remember from him.

He looked like a very cool person and I am absolutely sure, he truly was!!!

Can't believe.... heavy and dark feeling in my head right now... don't know how to express with words.

So sad!!!!

RIP dude.... you wrote your name in MTB history for sure!!!

*sigh*
  • + 7
 I feel the same too. It was one of his videos that got me riding my Walmart bike in the garden. Thanks for everything Kelly! Smile
  • + 3
 you said that.. same for me, really strange feeeling Frown
  • + 50
 Can't even get past a tribute page on YT US website. Class. RIP KM.
  • + 13
 Respect to them, as you say, a really class gesture.

RIP Kelly may your trails be endless, you'll be very sorely missed Frown
  • + 37
 True Story: Finished an epic day at Squamish and was just hanging out waiting for my friends when this big Kiwi dude starts talking with me. He is the most friendly dude ever and we start talking about all kinds of stuff, he even recognizes where I'm from (small town in Northern Ontario). He offers me a beer and we talk some more, not until our second beer do I figure out who he is; Kelly Mcgarry. After a great end to the day him and his crew are heading out and he is even concerned that my buds aren't around yet but it's all good and they roll out. Next day I'm at the lift at Whiss and I hear someone call my name its the same big Kiwi dude asking if I made out ok the night before. Kelly was one of the nicest guys I ever met inside or outside of riding no question. This was all before the Canyon Gap Flip and other big moments from Mcgazza and I always wish I could have seen him again and congratulated him on all that he accomplished. Would have loved to have a couple more beers with him, this time on me. Very choked to see such an amazing dude pass, a true loss to the world not just the riding community. My most sincerest condolences to his close friends and family.

Ride on you magnificent fellow.
  • + 28
 I had the opportunity to meet and ride with Kelly last December in Queenstown. His down to earth and chilled out nature made him a extremely friendly and all-round cool guy not to mention his raw talent on the bike was out of this world! The mountain bike community will definitely be worse off without him. RIP Kelly.
  • + 28
 You watch it. You talk about it. Then when it actually happens you go man... I can't believe that happened. But in reality... you can. These guys walk the edge on a regular basis. We praise them for it. They get paid for it. But not often enough are the respected for how long they can go without crossing it. You started seeing big shades of it at Rampage this year. Guys going... nope. It's just not worth it. Then you see something like this and you want to say... it was all worth it. To live the kind of life he lived and do what he's done. The fun he's had. The smiles and adventures. The friends he's made. You want to say it was worth it. But right now... his family and friends... it wasn't worth it. RIP Buddy. I hope you've got nothing but raw dirt to create endless lines with up there. I hope you've got a great view to watch your friends progress. Your family live their lives. Etc. I hope you can sit down at the table next to guys like Craig Kelly, Jay Moriarity, Graham Hunt, McConkey and the like.... sit down... share stories. Laugh. 33 years isn't enough time.
  • + 8
 Still just tripping out. And from what I understand it wasn't a crash that got him. Just crazy. Blown away. Truly in a WTF state of mind. Really bummed for everyone around him that knew and loved him.
  • + 2
 This is so true and as much as I recognize every name on that list, there's many more we could add. Just wouldn't have thought McGazza's name would come up so soon. Definitely not enough time. Sad day...
  • + 2
 While this is true and touching, what killed him wasn't really a crash, he had an heart attack while riding Frown
  • + 2
 Apparently you didn't read my follow up post... @FranckR.

It's the same situation... same result. Family and friends are left without someone they charished. Very hard to deal with the loss of anyone but especially someone full of life and in the prime of their life. So much ahead of them.

For reference... Jay wasn't killed while surfing... what he was known for... he was pleasure diving. Craig wasn't killed because he fell off of a cliff... he was buried by an avalanche set off above him by another group... he wasn't even riding at the time.

But they were both lost doing the activity that they did that put them at risk... as was Kelly.


The fact that it was a natural medical event leaves you feeling even more at awe. Especially with a guy like Kelly. Dude was like the terminator. After walking away and often laughing at some of the biggest crashes ever we all saw him as invincible. And to go out just riding along... damn.



Any way you look at it... it sucks. I feel really bad for everyone around him.
  • + 1
 Yes, I'm not contesting what you said at all, I was just bringing some more informations because many people tought he died from a crash at the time I wrote this. That's just that.
  • + 28
 When I was 12 years old I messaged him on facebook saying how much i looked up to him and how much he inspired me. I didnt expect a response but later that day he came back to me with such a friendly message. I was so happy that he responded. I always watched his videos in hopes of meeting him in person but maybe in the next life. RIP man you were an inspiration to us all.
  • + 26
 I remember seeing McGarry years ago in Whistler before I knew who he was. He'd just done the most gnarly thing i'd ever seen in person. I was like who is this cro-magnon giant!? This dude is awesome.

There was a kind of rock star quality to him. But instead of acting cool or tough, he was all smiles and laughter. His positive vibe was infecting everyone around. He was quite simply, the kind of person you want to be around.
  • + 23
 I cant believe what im reading,,,an hearing.........Mcgazza died on his mtb...his heart was blessed! We all know he is up there somewhere doin massive flips over massive gaps, lookin down on us sayin, its alright boys, im free an flyin higher an farther than before! "RIP MCGAZZA"
  • + 25
 It feels like the whole mtb community is heart broken and speachless about this lost. Gone but never forgotten. Rip Kelly.
  • + 22
 .......................I'm.....just in awe right now and really can't believe what I'm reading. Thought and positive prayers to all family and bro's. So so sad. Not the way I was hoping to start a monday and I'm sure everyone else. I know he will be missed.
  • + 26
 RIP Kelly, we love you man.
  • + 23
 Always remember that crash at red bull and the massive grin on Kelly's face.
  • + 39
 One of my young sons ran up to him following that crash and gave him a high-five. He's still asleep this morning and I am not looking forward to sharing this awful news.
  • + 9
 After his crash at rampage, I was sure he was immortal. Sadly he wasn't. RIP
  • + 2
 And even more after the one at the stupid redbull china downstairs! So sad...
  • + 24
 He's on the eternal trail now fellas
  • + 23
 What the hell happened?? This is terrible!!
  • + 6
 Freerider Kelly McGarry has died while riding in Queenstown, New Zealand.

It is believed that McGarry collapsed on the Ben Lomond trail at 4pm, local time.

Two paramedics were flown to the trail by helicopter but McGarry, 33, was found dead on arrival.

Read more at www.mbr.co.uk/news/kelly-mcgarry-has-died-after-collapsing-on-a-queenstown-trail-337711#7BpXucuDG9TDuiVr.99
  • + 7
 Not sure some reports are saying he collapsed on the trail Some are saying he crashed.
  • + 6
 Nismo it was probably a little bit of both. :/
  • + 7
 All i could found is that he died in cardiac arrest. Sounds like he had a heart attack while riding. He was a determinative person in mountain bike history. Still cant believe what happened to him...
  • + 3
 It could be a cardiac arrest caused by shock after a crash.... such a loss.... RideInPeace!
  • + 1
 www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown-lakes/371647/man-dies-while-mountain-biking

A man has died while mountain biking in Queenstown.

Queenstown emergency services were called to the mountain bike crash on the Ben Lomond Track above Queenstown at 4.14pm. Police said the call was to a report of a male having fallen from his bike and requiring urgent medical assistance.
  • + 6
 According to one of our local newspapers: "The 33-year-old, from Nelson, was biking on the Fernhill Loop Track when he suffered from a cardiac arrest while riding uphill at 4.14pm."

Its a huge loss. I am still completely stunned by this.
  • - 21
flag RollinFoSho (Feb 1, 2016 at 13:36) (Below Threshold)
 Is he sponsored by Redbull?
  • + 2
 Very sad to hear the news. He had one of the best attitudes out there. LOVE goes out to all his family and friends. R.I.P
  • + 22
 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is such devastating news. The worst reminder to how short life actually is.
  • + 18
 Shred in peace. You were always my favorite at Rampage and I loved your videos. Hopefully, PB will post a retrospective of his best vids and photos. So sad...
  • + 15
 I'm shocked and gutted to hear Kelly has passed away. He was the friendliest and gnarliest dude you could ever meet. So much respect for that man. He has inspired and befriended everybody he came across like the badass friendly giant he was. Love ya McGazza!! You will always be remembered well. RIP bro.
  • + 12
 Every morning (particularly Mondays) I enjoy reading my fave mtb website and suddenly this ... , I could not believe it, I thought this is far-fetched, implausible, improbable, impossible and definitively hard to swallow. R.I.P. force de la nature
  • + 12
 “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” -Hunter S Thompson
  • + 11
 We drove out from CO two years in a row for Rampage. Got to meet him the first year and talk about the set up, bikes, life, beer. A complete class act and so kind. Went back the next year, saw him again and he even remembered us. An absolute king. So genuine. Getting to watch him ride was insane. Ride in Peace Kelly. You're truly going to be missed
  • + 28
 I met him in 2006 in Whistler, a friend of a friend of a friend, passed a few laps with him on the mountain, saw him at a few parties, but he was on a whole other level than me riding wise so thought nothing of it, definitely thought I was just another dude on the hill to him. 6 months past and I was waiting in a lift line to shred some powder in winter and I hear my name called out and I look up and here is Gazza all geared up, snow board in hand. Not only did he remember me, he saw I was alone and asked me to join his crew and shred some pow with him. A class act,an embodiment of all that is great with MTB.
  • + 10
 As a proud Kiwi, YT's move to sponsor Kelly helped form my opinion of them and ultimately contributed a small part to me buying the Capra. Kelly wasn't likely to win many events, but he could always win hearts with his incredible attitude, love of life, great work ethic, straight talent, and killer smile. For YT to understand all that and pick him to be an ambassador for their brand made me happy. RIP McGazza. If I'm feeling sad about your loss then all my thoughts and love go to your family and friends who will feeling it so much worse.
  • + 9
 OMfG. Never thought the death of a professional mtb'er could hit me so hard. Damn Kelly was awesome. He was pretty much everything I ever want to be as a rider. His death (and Erik Roner's) proved me how much I can care about theses people I've never even met. You'll be missed for sure Kelly. R.I.P.
  • + 11
 Rip Kelly! Really cool reading through the comments to see the different nationalities posting - he truly touched so many people around the world. Global legend!
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 You are the epitome of a Kiwi to me. If we could all be half the human you were, on and off the bike - the world would be a better place. Shred on big guy, you're gone but not forgotten!
  • + 8
 Unfortunately, I've never had the opportunity to meet this legend. He was an inspiration, an innovator and an incredible pioneer for the sport. It's soul destroying to have such an awesome person taken from our community Ride in peace brother
  • + 1
 Seemed like such a cool guy
  • + 12
 Still cant believe it, I hope now you ride endless trails in heaven !
  • + 7
 In 2 minutes Kelly showed the world what mountain bikes could do.. He gave us a true "What the f*ck!" Moment that still gives me goose bumps today.. Today we lost a pioneer of our sport.. Here's to Kelly McGarry.. Simply.. Legend...

m.youtube.com/watch?v=x76VEPX
  • + 7
 Came home, turned on computer, open Pinkbike, read "In Memoriam Kelly McGarry".....heart sinks with disbelief...
A sad sad day, my thoughts go to his close friends and family.
But know this, only a true legend flips the canyon, a true pioneer of the sport and every pic and video I ever saw of Kelly he was smiling like he loved life.
Missed never forgotten!
An inspiration, RIP
Now let's ride...
  • + 10
 Jesus this is so sad. RIP man, and shred them paradisiac trails for good...
  • + 7
 Kelly was an inspiration to many, and was viewed as a mentor and role model to many up-and-coming riders. His spirit of domination and ever-cheerful attitude won the hearts of everyone he met. Kelly - you will be sorely missed. Flowing trails and smooth transitions to you, may you rest in peace knowing that the mark you left on this earth will not soon be forgotten.
  • + 8
 Just last night I was tripping on his videos. Watched every single one of them. And today morning... I feel so lost. Rest in Peace Big man.
  • + 9
 Just tragic. One of the most loved personas in the scene. Condolences to family and friends.
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 This man was a true inspiration. The first thing I can think about Kelly is his smile: every picture, every video footage with the big guy was filled with the feeling a real joy to be here, riding his bike for a passion and for a living. A big smile under a helmet.
Kelly, you were a great rider, an absolute pinner, undoubtly a pride for your amazing country, and you'll forever be missed.
Shred in peace dude.
  • + 8
 think I've hardly ever been touched by the death of a Person I didn't even know in person
You just could feel his good vibes whenever you could see /hear him.
Hero
R. I. P.
  • + 8
 What a lovely man and a brilliant biker, he always seemed so high on life. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Kelly.
  • + 6
 His face always said what we want to say about bikes... Never anything short of being stoked to be on or near a bike; a great soul and a great loss to our sport and the world. I hope you back flipped the gates of heaven, bro.
  • + 9
 I'm in total shock. What a legend. Gutted is an understatement. Rip McGazza xx
  • + 9
 Can we make the video of the day and photo of the day Kelly?
  • + 9
 Wow cannot believe he is dead.RIP Kelly
  • + 6
 Shit. Well thats ruined my Monday plans. This night rides for someone I never met but respected beyond measure. The people he came into contact with, my thoughts are with you all.
  • + 9
 Awful news Frown Gutted to hear this...RIP
  • + 8
 YT Industries have shut down their site today. Just a big photo of Kelly instead, nice touch. RIP
  • + 4
 Jaw actually dropped and a few tears actually fell. What is going on this year everyone i respect, look up too and aspire to be like is moving on. Such an awesome rider. Always looked so happy to be riding. Will be missed by so many. RIP
  • + 6
 It was a pleasure meeting you Kelly! RIP and get those trails dialed in up in the sky for when I will see you again!!! What a huge loss.
  • + 11
 literally crying here. Rip big guy
  • + 4
 You unbuild bike and hang on wall with candles and pictures. Such a sad day.
  • + 7
 He'd want you to Ride On, I bet.
  • + 2
 For sure, keep the Legend alive .
  • + 4
 I feel like you cannot asses the enormity of someones life until it has ended, because there is always more potential. It's incredibly sad to see a living idol leave us, and though to soon, his legacy is enormous. They are going to have to dig a second grave if they are gonna put a man with that big of balls in the ground.
  • + 5
 You know right now where ever he's gone, its hero dirt, fresh raked lines and fresh lips on every take off. The skies are blue and the sun is shining all day. Ride hard big dude.
  • + 4
 When I read the news this morning I couldn't believe what I was reading and was wait for the Facebook post that is was a wrong message. Was waiting because in the beginng there was only one source of thios information. You and Cam McCaul were the reason I started riding many years ago. Thanks man! Rest in Peace buddy.
  • + 5
 Had the pleasure to meet this tall blond shredder in Whistler Crankworx in 2014, just spoke with him for a few minutes in the street, one of the nicest and most humble dude i ever met. Ride in peace McGazza !
  • + 9
 Whaaaaaaaaat?
  • + 9
 Frown shit
  • + 7
 Simple and to the point. Pretty much my exact response.
  • + 4
 I rode the chairlifts with him up at the Canyons in Park City one weekend when he was there shooting for Diamondback bike, he is and was a one of the nicest guys i have meet in the sport. more than willing to give me pointers on my shitty style. He will be missed RIP Kelly
  • + 4
 What an amazing outpouring of love for this guy, has brought tears to my eyes. Was devastated when I saw it this morning, and been sad all day since. So sad to lose such a lovely chap. Thoughts are with his close ones. We should all go out and smash a few berms, and clear a few gaps in his honour.
  • + 2
 Hear, hear! ^^^^
  • + 4
 Impossible, refused to believe... I was just waiting for this note here on pinkbike to realize that we missed our legend!!! Frown RIDE IN PEACE McGazza!!! The whole world of MTB is missing you.
  • + 6
 This is the saddest news I've heard in a long while. My thoughts are with his friends and family. RIP In Peace.
  • + 3
 Such a damn shame one of world's best freeriders and one of my favorites to watch. His 2013 72ft backflip was one of the most ballsy moves in history and after his horrible crashes at the 2014 rampage you would have had to think he was indestructible as he walked away from both. Cardiac arrest for someone so physically fit and only in his 30's shows you it can get anyone Frown . So sad, thoughts are with his family.
What the hell is wrong with this year? So many influential people dying Frown
Ride in peace bro Frown
  • + 3
 RIP Kelly you always were and always will be one of my favorite riders. Your excerpt in the crankworx interviews inspired me to stay in school. Your segment showed me it's possible to go from learning a trade to professional biker thank you for that. You'll always be a hero to me.
  • + 3
 Hearing of Kelly's passing has truly saddened me. I met him with my children once at Crankworx in Whistler a few years ago. He was like a friendly gentle giant that spoke with my kids rather than just saying "hi" and moving on. A true gentleman and fun loving soul that will be missed.

My condolences to his family. I hope they can find some comfort in reading all the kind words and stories about Kelly.
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 Sad. My son and I met him at a Wu-Tang Clan concert in Salt Lake City. We were just chill'n and one of his friends grabbed my son -who was wearing a rampage hat from 2013 when he flipped the canyon gap -and introduced him. Made our night. I hear so much of what an awesome person he is. Just thought I would share our experience.
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 I was having a good day until I read this. I was fighting back tears and I never even met him. My thoughts are with his family and friends. A huge loos to MTB. Ride In Peace McGazza
  • + 6
 Would love to see a bike from YT named the McGazza. Would be an amazing tribute.
  • + 3
 Today I awoke to the news of Kellys Death. I didn't know him personally but I felt as if I did through the eyes of his happiness and spirit. Life is weird how we see someone we look up to die so suddenly. But I don't think Kelly would want us to mourn, as much as he would want us to go for a ride in his remembrance. Push our limits as he did every time he was given an opportunity. All I can say is thank you to him. From what I can understand you were not only a great rider but a great man. Your death has been taken by myself very hard, not seeing you at rampage and other events will be so undeniably weird, though I think you would like me and the rest who are feeling grief, not to. Instead ride with are remembrance of you, and know you may be gone but you are still engraved in the dirt we ride everyday. Remember that you are shredding somewhere else now. I'm sad that it had to come this way and so soon, but I know you would want the best for myself and everyone else. You touched everyone Kelly, and you have left your Mark on me. 'Thank You' and I am going to push myself harder than ever before in your remembrance. We will all miss you Kelly. Thank You Will Jacobson, one of the many you inspired
  • + 3
 Sad news. Hope they do something to remember him by at crankworx rotorua. Especially the contributions he made to it last year let alone the mtb industry as a whole. Through kelly the mtb community has gained so much. What a genuine champ.
  • + 3
 For me it's both heartbreaking and heartening to come to a place like Pinkbike to pay respects to such a unique talent, and see so many share in their grief and shock. I was describing Kelly to my non biking wife and the first thing I described about him was how he was the embodiment of a somewhat 'cliched' biker dude- a cliche that exists for a reason- because he's the guy, I'm willing to bet, we would ALL like to be. Someone there with the biggest smile and stoke for riding. I never had the pleasure of meeting him or seeing him compete but it's a true mark of the man that so many thousands around the world, in many cultures choose to remember his personality that resonated so strongly with us as mountain bikers. Forget results, that is a hell of a legacy and something we should all aspire to. RIP Kelly and my thoughts are with those who knew him personally and who are grieving today.
  • + 4
 If I were yt industries, I'd make a signature mcgazza tues frame in his honor for the rest of the company's life. No better way to show tribute to one of the greatest people to ever ride a bike.
  • + 6
 They did, i have it.
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 So sick! i knew they did this, it just slipped my mind.
  • + 3
 I was also one of the lucky ones who got to meet Kerry, back a few years ago in Norway at Hafjell during the Anti days of thunder filming. Super chilled out guy, the epitome of a Kiwi - super friendly, laid back and a great ambassador for his country and for the sport. Shred in peace budddy!
  • + 3
 Seeing this was like reading that a superhero had died. Aren't they supposed to be immortal? Even though you know it's the truth it somehow messes with your perception of reality when someone truly godlike in the eyes of so many, young and old, realizes their mortality. After all, Kelly hurtled his bike off of cliffs with a grin on his face- how could it be possible he is just like the rest of us, who live and die? Realizing these guys are humans, not gods, this morning really put me down, and I never even met McGazza. I can't even imagine what those close to him are feeling today. This man left an incredible mark on the mountain bike sport and community, and his legacy will not be forgotten. Shred in peace Kelly.
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 I talked to Kelly after his huge crash in Rampage, what a great guy. He was coming down the mountain with his taco wheeled bike and I asked if he was okay. He stood there for second with such a great attitude to tell me he was good. The guy was full of life and always had a smile on his face. Rampage will never be the same, you'll truly be missed.
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 A few years ago I met Kelly at the Chicago airport. He was headed to the Colorado Free ride Festival. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He made time to talk with me and was incredibly friendly. Mcgarry is a big reason I love mountain biking, His enthusiasm and skill was what made mountain biking infectious for all those who saw him ride. Mcgarry always was able to make someone happy weather that be from his crazy back flips and skill or from his constant good mood. The mountain bike community and the world have experienced a great loss today. Ride in Peace Kelly you will be missed by all.
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 Just terrible to hear. Thoughts go out to his family and what I'm sure are many, many friends. Kelly seemed to be a personality that transcended MTB genres and even the cycling community--I'd bet thousands of people who don't even own a bike would recognize him and his riding. What a loss on so many levels... Ride in peace, Kelly.
  • + 3
 I haven't been around the mountain biking world that long but he was clearly one of my favorite riders to follow. His infectious personality was a welcoming presence. My heart goes out to him and his family.
  • + 4
 fack!!!!!!!!! i feel so bad for this nice family. Matt's (his brother) just lost their mom a couple years ago. Be strong McGarry's! In our hearts!
  • + 2
 Very sad news to read indeed. Wifey was just looking on her phone at FB and a friend of a friend had shared Gee Atherton's message. I thought, no, can't be..

Hopefully he was enjoying what he loved doing. Gone too soon, that's for sure.
Thoughts with his family. Frown
  • + 2
 mountainbiking changed my life in so many aspects. Kelly took a big part of that for being a super badass, but also for being one of the nicest and funniest guys in the scene. So from one large men to another : Thank you for all the good memories and motivation that you have given to me ! RIP
  • + 3
 Ride in peace Kelly, I never had an oportunitty to meet you but you were a great rider. You inspired me to all what ive done last years and ill keep my work for you. Thanks for existing!
  • + 2
 I only met you a couple times but I remember a big friendly Kiwi that was always up for a good time with friends and bikes. The enormous number of tributes and posts above just shows how much of a likeable guy he was. Ride in Peace Kelly
  • + 3
 What a ledgend, he will be truly missed by all of us... I'm sure he is up there somewhere enjoying the trails and looking out for us... My thoughts are with his family and friends... Ride In Peace Mc Gazza...
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 Of the 199 years that the bicycle has been rolling on this planet, we are all lucky to have had the chance to ride, crash, flip, shred, and smile at the same time as Kelly McGarry. An inspirational rider that was always fun to watch. You were among the best of the best. R.I.P. And prayers to all your family and friends.
  • + 7
 My heart is broken.
  • + 2
 I bumped into him at Auckland airport last year. Went to say hello and only realized after starting the introduction that he had headphones hiding under all the hair. Right away I felt bad because I had probably interrupted his quiet chill moment while waiting for his plane... But he didn't care, he popped the ear buds out right away and stopped to have a chat with me about how he was too tall to be a Hobbit. And Rotorua course prep. And jumping 100 feet to flat. Etc. Nice guy. I am sad. Less typing, more biking! Indeed Being the same age as him I think I'll try and do some more biking this year. Hopefully his memory will still inspire people for years to come.
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 rip bro were all gona miss you hope you still fell like biking in heaven were you can build your dream track with masive jumps im flying to quenstown from london to pay my respects
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 rip Kelly,it was a honour to know you and to see you go from just another grom with dreams to being all the groms hero. and you stayed the same guy. Im consoling myself with the thought that you lived more in your 33 years than most most would do in 200 if they had them.
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 So sad, a legend taken far too long before his time. I always remember him busting that sick backflip over the canyon gap for the first time, made the whole world sit up and take notice! Condolences to all family and friends from the whole MTB community
  • + 3
 No. Way. Dude, I was hoping that was wrong info till the last minute. Seems like it wasn't. You died doing what you love. Keep doing it there. We will not forget you. We promise.
  • + 4
 Guys, just read another source from singletrackworld and apparently is was a free ride crash. He had fallen off of something in a remote part of NZ. That's all it really said
  • + 2
 Ringing in to join the troops who stand behind the memory of a great rider, and a great man. Thoughts to all of his family, friends and followers. He made a great impact and now leaves a great hole where his presence once stood. Rest in peace.
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 At the 2009 crankwork in Whistler there was a red platform step on step off. My brother gets on the chairlift late in the afternoon with the course closed. And there goes a long haired kiwi sliding under the tape and cranking like a mad men to try to clear the entire step on step off in one! Ends up landing short on luckily a rounded landing. That would have taken anyone out of the contest but there he was later in the week on his bike manualing that same step on step off.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/3917965
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 This is super sad news-and for some reason it hit close to the heart. You can tell that man loved-did what he loved and was loved by many.....RIP but always remember

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t9rlWHNrIY
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 I logged on to PB this morning to check out the POD and today's content, then got floored by the headline! I felt the blood leave my face as I came to the realization that one of my favorite riders is no longer with us. My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly's family and friends during this difficult time. You will be sorely missed my friend! Thanks for the memories!
  • + 4
 He had the best spirt and was one of the most sympathetic riders out there... what a loss. But he was definitely able to inspire me and my friends. RIP
  • + 5
 I keep coming back to read the comments part of me can't believe this happen.
  • + 0
 @brendan me too. It took me a few minutes to comprehend that this was actually happening. RIP Kelly
  • + 0
 Same here. I've never felt so sad about someone passing away that I didn't know. I find it really cool that he had such a positive impact on so many peoples lives that he had never met.
  • + 2
 It was great meeting you last summer. Getting to do a few laps with you at Winter Park and Whistler last year made my whole summer. Thanks for everything you did in this sport, for all your inspiration, and love. Cheers, you will be missed.
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 WOW i couldn't believe when i read my brothers message this morning. Kelly you were always the first guy we could spot at arriving at any contest. You were a blast to go riding and competing with. we've had some great memories! Rest In Peace ya Big Kiwi. Sweet as bro!
  • + 5
 So Sad! You were a legend Mcgazza! Always loved watching you go for it at rampage!!
  • + 1
 after 3 days... i convinced my self that i had to talk about this... his death, i was unable to work, ride properly or do anything on thursday...one of my biggest idols died... i went to bed with a heavy heart, still am... to say Rest in peace...seems sort of unesersrry for me as he seems to be, resting...peacfull his whole life!
but i surly will remember the facts that are there... his greatefullnes didn't die... it lives on..with in all of us, and those who doesn't will be thankful one day and surly become a better person one day...

so my omen is

I forgive you, i love you, thank you.
may you rest in peace Frown
  • + 2
 Shit news! RIP. These hero's of the sport especially at Kelly's level of riding seem invincible. Tragically their just human. Not sure what happened and he was way too young. Sad day.
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 Such a sweet guy. My wife was racing XC at Winter Park—the weekend of the free ride festival—and had a great conversation with him, not knowing his involvement with the event, or who he was until much later. Pretty bummed here. Can't imagine how the people close to him must feel.
  • + 1
 Had the honor of working with Kelly when he was a sponsored rider with TH Industries (FSA-Gravity-Vision-Metropolis).
At trade shows he was the epitome of a professional rider - approachable, considerate and always included whoever he was conversing with in the point of any conversation. Celebrated life and made sure others were part of the fun.
Turning off the damn laptop and grabbing my trail rig to go "Kelly It Out" on some trails!
Kelly, you lived your life well my friend.
  • + 5
 Just awful Frown

My thoughts are with his loved ones
  • + 1
 Sad news. Not a member of pinkbike long(only posted 1 other comment). But what a great community to be a part of. To everyone who posted positive comments and Kelly's friends and family condolences, and may he be remembered in the most positive way possible!
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 "Life is Beautiful when you do what you love" I think Kelly did just THAT, that's why he always had a Great Smile on is face..
we'll miss you & remember you.. you probably making Haven a HAPPIER Place....
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 How to make monday worse #101
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 A heartbreaking day. I loved to watch him ride. He always seemed to be smiling, laughing and enjoying life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Ride with the angels.
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 “It’s not what you are underneath. It’s what you do that defines you.”. Thank you for showing us your mammoth talents at Rampage. I will never forget that jaw-dropping backflip. True Hero. Now, go ride with the gods. Farewell Bro.
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 He used to come ride our local jumps and trails in Salt Lake when he was in the states, had the pleasure of a few short sessions with him. I always looked up to him, one of my favorite riders. Blew my mind watching his 2013 Rampage run. RIP Kelly and shred on. Can't believe it
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 I am beyond belief, saw the initial report of the accident and then snippets of news with Kelly's name attached. I was hoping it was not true and had been misreported somehow. Now it has been confirmed I am struggling to come to terms with it. Living in Queenstown and being able to ride with McGazza was a real privilege. Kelly was one of MTB's all time GC's. MTB has lost one of the greats. Ride In Peace Kelly. Arohanui
  • + 1
 this is uffking terrible. i hope we all can carry on his attitude and spirit. you know, that smile and genuine goodness he'd welcome you with, even if you were just a fan at crankworx and ran into him in the village? yeah, we could all be much better people if we all talked and treated each other as he did to total strangers. cheers dude. i will try to be a lil more mcgazza from now on
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 Heart broken. Such a great person and role model that will be missed greatly. Had the opportunity to meet him at the Canyons bike park once and will never forget his incredible positive energy and willingness to share the experience. Watching him backflip the canyon gap at Rampage was one of the greatest things I have ever scene in person. Won't forget that one, such a legend. We will miss you Kelly. Ride On!
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 Colorado sends our thoughts and Preyers as well, such a hard time for those that knew and appreciated such a fine young Man. I am an ol DH person my self and am Greatful the Gods were always on my side, Ride Hard and Smart and always Rubber Side Down!!! God Bless.....
  • + 1
 Almost 1000 comments shows how popular McGazza was and how much he'll be missed by the MTB community. Makes me wonder what kind of hole he has left at home with his nearest and dearest. Such a sad moment in history but he has inspired me, some random bloke from the other side of the planet, to live life to the fullest. He will live on in the hearts and minds of many people all over the world. Rest in Peace brother.
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 It's been a sad day today, since hearing the news. R.I.P. Kelly, you have been an inspiration to watch and will continue to be as I rewatch your videos! I'm glad I had the chance to meet you and talk with you at the Crankworx Whistler Whip off this past summer, was a great experience. A very talented rider, GoPro athlete and all around great guy! A terrible loss for the community.
  • + 1
 Many of us never got the chance to meet Kelly McGarry, but I still feel a great sadness when I think that another amazing public figure and role model in mountain biking has left this world. Its truly saddening and makes my heart heavy to think he will no longer be able to shred hard on this earth. Although as so many people have said I am sure he is shredding hard wherever he may be now.

His death has also been a stark reminder that this life is so fleeting, so temporary that we must all make our best effort to live life to its fullest each and every day. I never got the chance to meet Kelly, but as so many people have said it sounds like he was truly an amazing person. If one lesson can be learned from that it is you should always try your best to make the most meaningful,good impact on others lives that you can and that you leave the world a better place knowing you have made a difference.

Its hard to explain but even though I never had the honour of meeting Kelly I still feel so terribly sad that another ambassador of awesome has left this world too early by anyone's standards.

We all have to ride on, but must never forget those who strive to bring more greatness to this world (and the MTB community).

Ride in Peace Kelly McGarry, your loss has created a chasm in this community that I dont think anyone will ever be able to fill. Nor should they, as I truly believe you have left a unique impact on us all that could never be forgotten even if it comes from a perspective of only meeting you through the lens of a camera.
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 Everything about today sucks. I show people McGarrys backflip almost every week when I'm talking about insane riding. He's a true legend. It was such a shock this morning when my friend told me the news. I wish it wasn't true. Ride In Peace, McGarry.
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 I feel like many others on here in that I never met him but damn if he didn't seem like a real solid dude, always super positive. As sad as it is to read there are tons of rad stories about him on here today. Thanks, for those.
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 a BIG man with an even bigger smile like NO one else...
You're going to be missed VERY much, BUT NEVER,EVER FORGOTTEN by ALL of us ... GODSPEED KELLY.. we all hope to ride with you on the other side..
(And what a ride that will be !!!!!! ) everyone that has met him knows how truly down to earth he was,and such a beautiful human being... my heart,thoughts,and prayers go out to his family... #forevermcgazza
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 To all friends, family and fans of Kelly

This is a little something I illustrated today in his memory.

Anyone can download the print file free via the link bellow and use it however you want. It's sized at 18x24 inches but can be resized bigger smaller if need be without loosing any resolution. Just send the file to your local print shop and they will sort it! Or contact me if you have any questions.

Please share on to anyone who might be interested!

Download the file here:
dl.orangedox.com/XyedZQZxeZqCbP1yC8

If the link stops working for some reason, contact me and I can email it to you directly.

Hope you all like it!
  • + 1
 After what he survived and accomplished, this is so hard to believe, just riding a trail. I never met him but his personality came through in the media. I feel for those that were close to him, it's tough to loose somebody like that from your life. Those gentle giant positive grinning people that do crazy shit like flip bikes over 70" gaps. Ride in peace Kelly
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 Very Sad news to lose another great sportsman and someone who really pushed the sport on so many levels. Thoughts to family friends and all that knew Kelly. Our Tuesday night pedal will have to be marked with a moment and then to the local to raise a pint to his memory. Pedal in Peace
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 I'm so Sad, to hear about losing a Great Legend, one of the masters, he was one of the persons that I would like to know in person. Your legacy, achievements and charisma will be remember forever. My most sincere condolences to his family friends and girlfriend. What a great guy. RIP Macgazza
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 Of all of the deaths we have all been hearing about this year, this is by far the saddest one. We were there for that 2013 canyon gap backy and I remember losing my mind with all my friends around me. I grew my hair about because of Mcgazza and if I could be like any rider in the freerider scene today it would definitely be him. This we a very very sad thing to wake up to. We all are feelin for you and your family
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 we have just finished a night ride and around the camp fire it was obvious the influence you have had on all 8 of us that were there. You were a good bugger and an exceptional rider and you and your smile will be greatly missed. RIP big fella
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 Kelly man, in my mind you were supposed to riding forever, inspiring as a biker and as a person for decades to come. Like Wade Simmons, a guy who seemingly will be around forever. You may be tall, you also had the widest grin in professional mountainbiking. Worth just as much as the amazing moves you were pulling. I would have loved to have seen more of that. You already gave us so much, you'll continue to be an inspiration. Thank you for what you brought to mountainbiking. Sad to know you're gone now.
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 I've never met him, but I can tell from any social media that he just looks like a happy, positive nice guy. Even from just looking at his face and his constant smile, you can tell that he is someone who is fun to have around, someone you want to be friends with. Breaks my heart to hear this news and I don't even know much about him. Rest in paradise
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 Wow this is unexpected! So sad! I met Kelly in 2009 in Whistler in his appartment, a friend of mine was staying with him. A few years later at a race here in Switzerland he came to me asking me how I was doing. I was quite impressed that someone like him just came over to talk to someone like me. Rest in Peace Kelly.
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 i once rode my bike on the grass, over a few little bumps, i nearly fell but i made it in the end.. roll on about 35 years and I seen his 2013 rampage and although obviously I find drop offs and some jumps a challenge it was this video that got me back on a bike and interested, my best years have past but this guy inspired a ton of people. Godspeed.
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 Tears have come to my eyes as i've read the news today... I don't even know what to say. Certainly the kindest mountain biker to have ever lived on this planet... WHY?? In what f*cked up world are we living in? I'm devastated, Mcgazza will leave a whole in our MTB family as big as his heart and soul... Ride in peace&heaven #RIPGentleGiant
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 What a legend. Rode last night in your honour McGazza. You will never be forgotten and every ride your smile will be in my mind. Never met you but the legacy you created for good times and living the dream is immense. Respect! Ride in Peace.
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 I don't know what to say... This is such a loss to the MTB community and everybody he knew. Watching him drop into Rampage and Joyride with his hair waving behind him and a huge smile on his face was always one of the highlights of mine and so many other people's years. He's been an inspiration not just to mountain bikers, but to people in general on and off the bike. My condolences to his friends and family Ride in Peace Kelly
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 This is truly saddening news. I've only watched Kelly ride online and in films like so many others, but it was always obvious what amazing talent, personality and energy he has brought to mtbing. My condolences to his family and loved ones. Very sorry for such a tragic loss.
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 RIP, and sincere condolences to all Kelly's family and friends. I'm not a free rider and don't follow that aspect of the sport too closely, but he was one of the riders who managed to make a real impact on me. A big star and a big loss to all of MTB Frown
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 One of the all time heroes of mountainbiking in my book and such a great inspiration to all of us. We will miss you Kelly! Ride in peace brother!
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 So so sad to hear of Kelly's passing. It is really upsetting, not because I ever met him, but because of what a kind fellow he came across as, both in the media and from friends that had met him.
What a great ambassador for the mtb community he was. Thoughts go out to his family, friends and dog (always a focus of his Instagram posts).
Rest in Pease Kelly.
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 Struggling to find the words... REALLY wierd to miss and mourn someone that iv'e never met to this extent.. Ride in peace
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 Lost for words. A hero. Rest in peace brother! When I get home from work tonight i'll be riding for you.
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 Rip Kelly, I can't say I followed freeride much buy when I did you always made me smile, forever will you be riding those trails, roosting that dirt in the kiwi sun and flip flying like a bird. The world remembers you. Heaven is a half pipe. Peace!
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 These words are to the friends and the family. The sorrow is deep, but remember that Kelly had really inspired so many people. This life was worth living and his shine will be on all of us forever. Rest in peace, man!
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 I am very sad .we don't have that many real free spirt and true nice guys of the sport.so young.I like to know what happen.he be truly miss and rampage lost one it's most loveable riders .now he is riding that big free ride park and enjoying it make everyone laugh sad day for all
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 Kelly made his mark in this world with his talent on his bike and as an ambassador for the sport. It seemed as though he was always going out of his way to help people and the sport and made us all look better. He will be greatly missed by us all.
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 The first time I had heard of Kelly and seen him ride was his infamous rampage GOPRO footage. I remember hearing him hum along to what sounded like some good ol metal music. I was like f*ck yes I like this guy. Been actually following his progress and always rooting for him the past few since that rampage video came out. I feel as if my next ride should be with headphones and some metal..... I will dedicate my next ride to him. Wonder what kind metal he liked???
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 It's this wierd feeling when you can't really know what to feel because you never knew the person but just from watching his videos and his pictures, you can see in his eyes he was one hell of a great dude and a real inspiration in life! Ride in peace dude!
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 man such a shame to here the sad news about mcgazza he was a great ambassador for mountain biking and for new zealand my deepest regards to his family he will be sadly mist rest in peace bro you will never before got dude RIP
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 It's a little darker, quieter, slower today. The dirt breathes, exhales, throwing a another man down for the last time. Ride In Peace mate. We always knew Kiwis could fly.
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 Met Kelly at the Claymore Challenge at Highland in 2011-what a maniac & a nice guy. He was staying in the same hotel down the hill as my family & I; there was a lot of late night noise in that place. We will always remember his sneakers laying in the hallway by our door when we left the room the next morning. Ride On!
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 There will never be another like Kelly. Absolutely devastating news. My heart goes out to his family.
Keep on shredding Kelly.We (the whole mountain biking community) will miss but NEVER forget you.
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 Always an inspiration! Great memories! Kelly aint resting in peace, he is still riding free as always! The real man of steel!
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 Rest in peace Kelly.
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 Well written pb. Ride in Paradise friend.
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 RIP, one of my favorite riders. cant believe it ):
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 this 2016 really sucks just after one month it begun. couldn't believe my FB feed this morning. McGazza one of us.
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 Whaaaaaaaat?!!! Tell me this is not real. I'm dreaming, right?? RIP.
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 What in the world? is this for real? Deeply saddened if it is..
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 Seems to be. Multiple sources for it thus far. :/
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 Got the chance to ride behind this guy by accident this summer at trestle unmistakeable main flowing from his helmet... Super nice guy definitely a huge loss for mountain biking RIP big guy thoughts with you family today
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 Please this is April 1st and not February 1st.
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 If only... Frown
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 They always say "the best of us are taken to early" a truly sad day always missed and never forgotten RIP x
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 Condolences to all family & friends! McGazza truly was an inspiration, on and off the bike. He will be missed. Frown
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 Wow....stunned...I have no words. Kelly was always one of my ultimate favorites. I cant believe it...
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 Such a sad day in the biking world...he was one of the greats and one of my idols. My heart goes out to his family and friends. So young......at least he died doing what he loved. Ride on in Valhalla brother!
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 Rest in peace man. A dude with such a positive attitude like yourself is always an inspiration regardless of what he's done on two wheels. That was all just extra inspirational icing on the cake.
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 Thought go out to his friends and family, RIP big guy
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 I met him riding the local trails in Rossland BC and instantly knew who he was. He was the most down to earth guy, all smiles, rode with all of the guys there for an hour or so. What a loss..
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 Such a terriblle day for the mountain bike world, family, friends and girlfriend of Kelly McGarry. Rest in Peace kelly, thanks for everything you've contributed to this world.
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 Such a shame. One of those riders who seemed to be universally respected and admired. So incredibly sad when the best are taken from us too soon. My heart truly goes out to his family and friends.
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 China, stairs and a horribly planned stunt by Red Bull. i cant help to think about that crash. i dont know the cause of his death, just makes me think. Huge Smiles to Kelly, you will be missed and remembered
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 We are all gonna miss you Kelly.
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 So sad. #RIPmcgazza A reminder to how abrupt our lives can be taken from us.
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 Man!...... He inspired So many mountain bikers, including me. He will always be remembered as a big legend of Free-ride mountain biking. Ride in Peace and keep shredding bro! I'll pray for you.
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 He passed away doing what he loved to do, I don't think I could pick a better way then being out in nature with my bike, Kelly you will be missed dearly
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 Condolences to your girlfriend, family and friends Mcgazza, you brought so much happiness to so many. Ride on brother.
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 Horrible news, such an awesome character Frown RIP Bigguy!
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 Such as loss... This did a great job of showing his character: dirtmountainbike.com/longform/dirttv-beyond-bike-ep6-kelly-mcgarry .
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 Met this behemoth of a man at Crankworx last year at Whistler as he ducked underneath the YT tent. A true gentleman, kind and warm-hearted. Were all going to miss you RIP. Do this man some justice and slay some dirt.
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 ^^
Wonderful epitaph for a beautiful person!

Back flipping in heaven = looking back down at us for a brief second...

Cheers Kelly! With much respect...
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 No way....very bummed. I will never forget his smashed Diamondback at Rampage....then him nailing that gap with a back flip no less.
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 We're all saddened by Kelly's passing. Those closest to him must be deeply pained. It's hard to process... 33 year old pro athlete dies of heart attack? Perhaps in the coming days more details will emerge to help us understand. Now, we must all fill the void that was left with our collective fun-loving, good-natured awesomeness--
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 Met him in Whistler last Summer while he scrounged around for some DH tubes for his ride. Stopped long enough for a quick chat and a hand shake with me. Kelly was all aces. Rest in peace.
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 By far one of the nicest guys I've met. Took time to come over and talk to me when I broke my wrist in whistler. RIP man, you're in a better place now.
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 on tv he always seemed so laidback and friendly. He stood out with his constant smile. There was no way not to cheer for him when it was his turn. Devastating news. And by far too young to die. R.I.P. Kelly Mc Garry
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 Man that sucks... I didn't know him but saw him at the hotel every year in Whistler around Crankworx. I'll definitely miss that tall smiling guy.
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 Well, fuck me, a heart attack got him. I'd have thought his heart too big.... RIP Kelly.
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 I had the the honour to work and play with McGazza back in whistler in 2007. Ha was a super positive fun dude and i will cherish those times. RIP big fella and we will rock on in your memory big love
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 To the Friends and Family: thank you for Kelly M.! He has been a huge blessing to a very great number of us. To Kelly: I'd say rest but I bet you are aren't going to rest for long. RIP it!
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 It was an honor and a blessing to meet you at Red Bull Joyride last summer. You will continue be an inspiration for generations to come. Shred on for eternity on the loamy trails wherever you are now.
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 Fuck, this is so sad. 33 is no age for anyone to die, let alone an awesome shredder and all-round dude like Kelly. Ride in peace, man.
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 RIP - shocked and saddened ! You will be missed and condolences to the family.
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 Why such a nice guys passes away about 30 years? Starting from Jesus, to Hendrix, Cobain, Morrisson and now McGarry. It's so sad, they will be able do do their job at least a deceade more, influencing people and all. So sad about Kelly now.
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 Said hi briefly once in Whistler. Kelly was a genuinely nice fellow. Will be sad to not have his infectious personality on the freeride scene anymore -- what a loss! Condolences to his family and friends...
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 What a huge lost to the mountain bike community. Our family had the opportunity to meet Kelly M. a few times in NZ and he always took the time to talk to our boys and get them stoked about riding. He was their hero.
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 Met the guy a couple of times at tradeshows and events. Always got a laugh being the two tall guys around the typically shorter riders. What an amazing energy he put off. This just sucks.
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 It was hardly to breath when I heard about it...R.I.P
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 You know he was a great human being, by seeing how the community reacts. Ride in peace Mcgazza.... ride in peace.
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 Didn't know the guy personally but after watching countless videos of him doing what he loves, one can't help but feel he's a kindred spirit. My condolences to the family, we feel your loss. Rest in peace, Kelly.
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 What a shit day .woke up to find out the Irish gentle giant passed away ,and then to come home and the wife says Kelly McGarry has passed away also, i was hoping it was Facebook rumours and had to check PB hoping it wasnt true. Rest in peace thoughts are with his family .
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 Sad, sad news. Rest in peace Big Man, thoughts to all his friends and family.
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 I wasn't having a bad day for a Monday, but now it's not so good that's just heartbreaking. One of our worlds most influential, inspiring and ground breaking individuals. We will miss you like you will never know
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 All the respect and love in the world for the man taken away way to early, and same to his family, friends and all he ever touched in this world.
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 Whistler will miss your summer visits... Such a great ambassador for our sport, its was always a privilege to see you ride and have a chat in the lift lines, on the chair, and in the phat wednesday race lines. peace kelly!!!
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 Мои соболезнования близким, не знал Kelly но прочитав комментарии выше, понимаю что был он хорошим человеком.
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 Such a great inspirational guy, he always had a smile on his face and made me want to ride and be stoked. You will be missed kelly! Thanks for the great videos and radness. Rest in peace buddy!
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 Terrible news. It wasn't a stack, it was a heart attack. Way too young. I will always remember Kelly as the guy who taught me that it was ok to sound strange in your gopro mic.
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 Such a sad day for the mountain biking world, although many of us never had the pleasure of meeting kelly, his smile and obvious love of the sport endeared him to so many. Your presence will be missed.
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 It doesn't matter in what circumstances he dies, he is a massive loss to the world of mtb. Hope his family and friends will stay strong in the knowledge of how many people Kelly touched.
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 Praying for Kelly's family today.
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 What a sad loss for the MTB community. Every time those golden locks came out of a start hut you knew he was gonna go big. #hucksinheaven
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 Hopefully the organisers of redbull rampage give him an official invite to the event this year, with 5 minutes each run as a ghost rider to honour the man!
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 WTF??? RIP brother !!!
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 This is such a heartbreak. The man always seemed like he was smiling and loving life. My heart goes out to those close to him. Ride In Paradise.
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 I never knew him personally but he seemed like one of those guys that would have been going big even if the $$$ weren't there.

He gave us some amazing memories.

Ride in style McGazza
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 He seemed like such a class act. These lyrics seemed appropriate to me;
"A song for a heart so big, God wouldn't let it live... May angels lead you in, Hear you me my friends,
On sleepless roads, the sleepless go, May angels lead you in..." (Lyrics to "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World)
Wherever you are, keep riding and smiling brother!
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 Just awful. Condolences to Kelly's family, he will be sorely missed. He was a true inspiration, always so positive, you could tell the man loved life and riding his bike every time you saw him ride.
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 To the Mcgarry family sorry for your great loss. Im going to Rampage this year and I really wanted to see him ride in person. But I know he will be there with us to watching from above. God Bless
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 Wow. I don't know what to say.... Shocked and saddened. He was so fun to watch and a real inspiration. We lost a great guy today.....
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 ho man i'm so sad...... Really really sad.... He enjoys to much life to die... So so sad...
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 This is terrible news! I can't believe he's gone! Rest in peace Kelly! You'll be deeply missed Frown

Does anyone know how his passing happened?
  • + 1
 Vital is quoting first responders as saying it was a medical event. I am by no means an expert and don't quote me on this, but I think the term medical event usually refers to something not trauma-related. At least in my experience here in the states that's usually what they mean when they say something like that.
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 Such a shame. One of the riders who pushed the limits and set new boundaries to progress the sport. What an impact he had on so many ridets, even if they don't realize. Ride In Peace brother
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 This is one sad monday. I`m speechless and sad.
He was THE ambivalent character in freeride Mountainbiking.
I will miss you.
Ride in Pace Kelly......
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 I used to watch crankworx TV episodes on the NWD Extras DVD's and ill never forget seeing a short interview with Kelly. He said "broken bones heal and chicks dig scars", Bad ass dude. RIP
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 Reading this made my heart sink. Big balls, big style, big hair, big smile. R.I.P dude.
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 Prayers going out for your family. Rest in Peace, Kelly.
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 He cheated on death so many times, that it must have been death's revenge now. Kelly will be remembered forever!
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 So many deaths recently but this one has really hit me. A very sad day. RIP Kelly, you will be missed. Everybody else.... ride safe!
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 Terrible terrible stuff. Ride on buddy.
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 What happend? This is not the 2016 for mtbking..my prayers for his family...RIP Mcgazza
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 looks like he got an heart attack while riding at the queenstow bikepark ... to be confirmed .. horrible .. RIP Kelly! Frown
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 It's unfair. MTB has lost one of his best ambassador. Never forget your bright face. I'll miss you Kelly MacGazza. Love to his family and friends. Ride in Peace
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 RIP MCGAZZA! A true gentleman.
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 This is such sad news, I don't really know what else to say other than Ride In Peace Big Man. You were a pleasure to watch and an inspiration for us all.
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 Kelly has been my favorite rider, ever since I was a beginner, looking in awe at the amazing lines he and others rode. Rest in peace Kelly, you were my hero.
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 I hope they have Wifi in heaven so he can read all these kind words. Ride in Paradise brother.
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 Absolute class act. Someone I respected fully. Appreciate your zeal for life and living your passions with joy and peace. Rest in Peace.
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 Happy Trails Mr. McGarry. I have no doubt you will be remembered. Everyone should raise a pint tonight. Cheers.
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 How sad...you will forever be a legend for us! My thoughts are with your family and friends Frown RIP man, now, you can shred the paradise... 3
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 So so gutted to hear the news... My thoughts are with your loved ones, and the QTown biking community. RIP dude. Shred with a smile.
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 I think it would be dope if YT put out a freeride-in-mind tues and called it "McGazza"
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 thirty three?!! just shocking. i wish this were april 1st. Best wishes to his family.
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 Life is precious. Kelly taught us that we should pack our life with happiness and surround ourselves with good friends . R.I.P
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 Kelly mcgarry is probably one of the best riders in world it's so sad that he is gone I was looking foreword to seeing him at rampage 2016
R.I.P ⚰
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 Unbelievable. Truely. A gladiator. Who I will never forget! It's a sad bleak day for fans and Friends all over the world. Comment #670
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 Ride in peace, Kelly. You'll be missed.
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 When I first saw this, I just figured Kelly had retired early from a crash or something. I would have never guessed that he has retired for good. Shred in Peace Kelly
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 HUGE loss for our sport. An even greater loss to his family and friends. One of the friendliest, most approachable pros out there. RIP McGazza.
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 i had a chance last year to met you and tok a picture with you. you were so nice man .
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 Tragic news; so sad. RIP
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 Met him at rampage. Was a super nice guy!! Rampage will never be the same. I hope there's endless trails where he went. Ride in peace!!
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 Just bloody awful. Can't believe this guy is gone. He was the one I looked out for on rampage he had the NZ spirit. Absolutely gutted
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 I think I need to ride more and appreciate each ride. Not take being able to ride for granted like I do
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 thank you for always making me smile. ride in peace McGazza.
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 Holy Crap! I just don't believe it.. Absolutely gobsmacked.. Rest in Peace my friend
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 You were the idol of mountain biking and now you gone, what can we do without you I wish I had !ore to say just so shocked, RIP Kelly and his family he was the best!
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 Just heard Kelly backflipped the pearly gates. RIP man
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 This is horrible. What happened?
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 I still can't believe this... Kelly was the reason I got into mtb... giant smiles, love for bikes, that's what mtb is all about. RIP man
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 R.I.P. Kelly Frown Thanks for the canyon gap, your smile and every little and big things that made us smile and dream.
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 R.I.P. never met you but you seemed such a cool, chilled bloke great loss for us all, and condolences to the family and friends.
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 Very sad to hear that. Condolences to everyone close to him. With all respect what happened to him? It is unbelievable.
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 Unbelieveable ! RIP Big man. Positive thoughts to his family and everyone that knew him personally ! ????????????????????????????????
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 Это очень-очень грустно, покойся с миром брат. Не забуду как я болел за тебя на rampage сжав кулаки Frown
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 What a huge loss for the community. He was always the nicest and most accepting person that I had met over the years. RIP Kelly!
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 The world is a much less joyous place without you Kelly. Thank you for being the ambassador that you were. Vaya Con Dios big friend.
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 So sad. I feel incredibly lucky to have met Kelly and interviewed him. He will be missed.
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 Rip

He was always fun to watch

Doesn't he have a wife and little kid? If so can't imagine what they're going through Frown
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 So gutted this morning when I checked Pb on my way to work, and big ups to YT for the respect they showed. You'll be missed.
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 We'll never forget the great things you have done for this sport R.I.P bro will miss you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Ride in peace in the land of holy mountain biking!
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 RIP man. thanks for bringing joy to the world thru your riding.
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 That's too sad. RIP Giant. We will miss you. Freeride events will never be the same without you. Who would believe it: no more McGazza radness. May your soul ride forever.
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 Seven foot seven inches with a smile of twice that width. We'll miss you McGazza...
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 Condolences to the family, I would be happy to live half the life he got to live.
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 This is so, so sad. He was a true legend who encapsulated everything mountain biking is about. He will be sorely missed. RIP Kelly
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 Lets all make a promise to Kelly to shred harder than ever in his honour. Never forgotten, always an inspiration!
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 Kelly, thinking of you, your family, and all the folks who love you. I hope everyone tries to smile an extra big Kelly smile when on the bike from now on in memory of you.
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 Oh shit, what a loss. Damn
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 I read this awful news yesterday afternoon and after a nights sleep I've returned to it but still can't believe it. It's so sad! Ride on Gazza!
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 I'm so sad to hear that this guy is gone. It was so fun to follow him, he was a kind of guy who seems to be able to be the friend of everyone. Just bye ...
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 YT- bikes your site very classy. RIP Kelly
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 Very, very sad news Condolences to his family, girlfriend, friends and loved ones. Ride in peace....
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 RIP Kelly. Big loss for the mountain bike world. At least he died doing what he loved.
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 Totally in shock.... didn't know what to do with my self when i read the title......
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 exaclty how i felt, i was like.. can this be.. :/
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 Our community took a huge hit this morning. I hope there are mountains and bikes wherever we go to after this life. Ride in Peace Kelly!
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 Really sad Frown , RIP Kelly.
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 He died riding a trail out in the sticks near Queenstown for anyone asking what happened. Ride in Peace McGazaa!! Rampage will never be the same!
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 RIP. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family.
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 Camped n partied out with him at his first rampage, what a friendly and determined individual! Sorry friends and family for your loss. RIP KELLY
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 Thats proper shite, so young, it blew me away when i read the news,from what i can make out he lived life to the full and passed doing it.rip golden haired freeride god.
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 Super bummer! He was such an awesome rider, and really stood out! We'll miss you, and Rampage will never be the same!!! Ride in peace brother...
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 Kelly seemed like the kind of guy that lived so hard that he wasn't afraid to die. The sport and the world will always miss guys like him.
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 So sad hearing that. I'm sure that, at least, he had a big smile on his face at that moment. Take our sport beyond the limits of existence! Ride in Peace Kelly!
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 Man this is really sad news, I remember getting my picture taken with him a crankworx, such a nice humble guy. Ride In Peace Mcgazza we'll all miss you.
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 what a smile ,what a simple and good human ,what a .........................,not like this ,not like this ,fuck not like this
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 Thank you Kelly, your life a true inspiration.
RIDE IN PEACE ✌
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 Oh my goodness, this cant be real... This is just too sad to be true. Best wishes to all of Kelly's family and friends. Well that was an unexpected way to start the day
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 In a nice touch of class,YT have taken down their whole site and it's simply a farewell to Kelly. Go easy big guy x
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 WHAT?!?? I cant find words .. Frown Frown Frown Life is unfair. R I P Kelly you are such a legend to our sport we'll never forgive you! ! ! never ever ever
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 forget* ??
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 oww yes for sure , my mistake
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 Not sure if it's been said already but the canyon gap should now be known as the Mcgarry Gap! RIP
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 Tears to my eyes and a hit to my chest, I will miss this icon.
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 a big support to his friends and family ! a legend of MTB that goes out ! we note the huge backflip and huge crash !! RIP Mc Gazza
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 Wow. Almost 1000 comments and well wishes. Just shows how mutch of a class act Kelly was. Truly an inspiration. The sport have lost a great ambassadør. RIP Kelly.
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 What an awesome guy. He came to a NW Cup back in 2011 as he was in town for Diamondback. Such a nice laid back guy. I'm glad to have know him a bit. RIP
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 Sad day indeed, I'll raise a glass to him tonight, and rip the trails in his honour until it's my turn.
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 The most Impressive Backflip Ive seen in Red Bull Rampage, the sport wont be the same without him.
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 This news sucks.
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 R.I.P Kelly..Another legend taken way too young. Frown
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 Soo very sad to see this, condolences to all his family and friends. We are all here for a limited time and every moment is a gift. Ride on brother!
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 Honestly thought I was reading a retirement article! Such horrendous news. RIP Kelly - thoughts go to your family and friends. Live to ride.
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 you will be missed. ride in peace. it feels like you shouldnt be gone, and its odd because ive never met you, and i never realized how much that this has effected my life
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 Such sad news. RIP. I thinks it's high time to advance the level of protection equipment available.
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 RIP never forget riding with my hero at the ngatimoti firepit just a chill session the two of us riding me looking up (literally) to my heroe Mcgazza Ride in Peace
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 So sad. #RIPmcgazza
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 So sad. Rampage canyon gap should be re-named after Kelly.
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 a terrible misfortune for our sport. rest in peace mate. hugs for family and friends at this difficult time.
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 Such a huge loss for MTB with his contributions to the sport on and off the bike. Shred in Peace brother and see you on the other side
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 Man O Man, it just seems to me that only the good ones go out and you were one of them, so with that said REST IN PEACE Kelly "Mcgazza" Mcgarry!
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 If you're gonna die, die with your boots on. Ride on brother, ride on......
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 Such sad news, such sad sad news. Forever in our thoughts YT should change their Tues to the YT Kelly, in loving memory of the bloke
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 So sad to hear this news...The last time I saw his riding show was in China Tianmen, he got injured by accedent...But this time...R.I.P, Kelly...????
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 Got injured due to the shitty trail
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 So sad to see this this morning Frown My heart goes out to McGarry family and riders everywhere who will miss this inspiration. Ride in Peace Kelly
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 Doesn't seem real. RIP
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 A true gentleman and an absolute shredder. Such a loss to our sport. My thoughts are with his family and friends, rest in piece Kelly.
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 I think Kelly would tell is to keep riding, having fun. Tomorrow, everyone go for a ride and tag #thankyoukelly
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 So hard to believe. I can't stand news like this...
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 Such Sad News. Makes me think that he now gets to actually experience the sky raining brown pow like in the Unreal movie. RIP, Kelly. #legend
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 RIP 大神走好 big god walk good【手动滑稽】
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 My day just turned dark! Kelly McGarry will not be forgotten! :'(
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 It was the first thing I saw when I woke up and it just made my monday the worst it could.
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 Sad day for sure
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 The entire community will miss you! RIP! Shred the endless trails where you are!
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 一路走好!20年后又是一条好汉!
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 exactly
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 Um rampage sem o Kelly vai dexar de ser um rampage! Acho o canyon gap devia ser mudado de nome para mcgarry gap
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 Take'n away from us too soon brotha RIP Thanks for pushing the sport and being such a great ambassador of mountain biking
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 RIP Buddy - You were such a great ambassador for your sport. I feel sad :-(
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 I thought guys like Kelly were immortal. Such a sad day, he was one of the most unique rider out there. RIP
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 So sad to hear this, rest peacefully Kelly.
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 Rest in Peace. Kelly was truly a legend of our sport and he will be missed by everyone.
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 I hope to see you backflippin' on the other side. Rest in peace Kelly McGarry, legend.
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 So shocked to hear, at home on your bike there you go, forever in our minds.
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 real bullshit for sure too young... RIP Kelly
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 I don't believe RIP Kelly...will miss you
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 My sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones. He is a legend for sure!
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 Terrible News, Kelly was one of the guys I would Love to have met! Rest In Peace
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 thought are with friends, family and fans. Such a sad loss, but at least he went out doing what he loved. RIP mate
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 SUCH HORRIBLE NEWS ...

so long Kelly, may you shred forever on that great big mountain in the sky! RIP

very sad Frown
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 I guess today he will be riding the sky... ...Rest In Peace Kelly McGarry.
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 A sad reminder that at the end of the day... anything can happen. See you down the trail.
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 A brother of the bike, i didn't know you but if we'd met i bet we'd have plenty to say to each other, R.I.P. brother
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 Rest in peace Kelly! you were a true inspiration and helped mountain biking grow as a sport. you will be truly missed.
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 You gave us so much to remember.......You will never be Forgotten...Ride In Peace
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 Rest in Peace Kelly. Always enjoyed the energy and kindness you brought to the scene.
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 I will always love Kelly McGarry. Best man and best rider. Will miss you so much! RIP
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 RIP KELLY.生命不止,车轮不息!Ride in peace
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 Have fun at the big bike park in the sky. You were my 12 year old brother's heroe. R.I.P.
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 Very sad. Seems like a very kind soul, and was a very talented man, both on and off a bike.
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 Rest in peace Kelly!! You've done more than most people do in a lifetime. You will be missed
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 There are no words to say how we'll miss you, Kelly. RIP
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 He survived a crash in the rampage 2014, and he got up like nothing, just scratchesm but now this, this is very very sad.
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 I thought he was a man of steel Frown
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 i see you when you get there.....
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 Goodbye friendly giant. RIP
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 This is equivalent to David Bowie's death for me. And I skipped school when David died.
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 Just got home to this news, needless to say absolutely gutted, he will be missed massively. Thanks for the Memories McGazza.
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 What a crappy thing for me to come back from a holiday to... RIP Kelly, you will be missed. Mad respect.
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 its realy sad to hear and we wil al mis him
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 The outpouring of support speaks volumes for the type of man Kelly was. My condolences to his family and friends.
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 Thank you for the way in which you touched many lives with your kindness, positivity, and courage!
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 RIP mate, SO sorry about this, my heart goes out to his family, why did this have to happen?? RIP Frown Frown
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 SO HERES WHAT HAPPENED: HE WAS RIDING UPHILL AND HIS HEART STOPPED. Causing him to "crash", more like collapse on the trail.
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 Jump the gates into heaven mate. You will be missed, at home, across the ditch and around the world.
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 Rip in peace! Peoples choice, my choice. Class act. Such sad news. Legend!
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 RIP McGarry! I'm sure you'll shred the afterlife like you did you on Earth!
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 Heartbreaking news. SHRED IN PEACE BROTHER. Thanks for all you've done here at Trestle Bike Park in Colorado.
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 Couldn't believe this when I woke up one of the nicest people I've ever met r.i.p mcgazza
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 Sad sad news, thoughts to family and friends, RIP, you will be greatly missed.
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 A great man destined to remain in the history of mountain biking RIP MacGazza
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 Rest in peace bro, A real inspiration for so many people!! Thanks for the good times
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 took some laps with him in whistler, back in 2014. He was the nicest guy out there! RIP!...so sad...
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 I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly a few times... Such a genuine, awesome guy. You will be missed!
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 Homage clip through the eyes of McGazza. www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iK2K160WyE
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 Sad gutted R.I.P sad sad loss
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 I always looked forward to watching his slopestyle runs. Really gonna miss seeing his riding and his bright personality.
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 Condolences to his Family and friends, a tragic loss of such an inspirational rider. Frown
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 Unfknbelieveable. Condolences to his friends and family.
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 I still can't believe this... Sick riding, always with smile on face... RIP Kelly
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 Flat out good guy! Such a sad day.
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 Ride in Peace Kelly Frown
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 Pinkbike, could you at least keep this at the top of the page for a day...
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 You will stay in our hearts Kelly! Let the Heaven's breeze flows through your long gold curly hair, while riding with Gods.
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 Too soon. To Kelly, keep the fat tires turning in Valhalla till I get there. Get out and ride brothers.
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 His spirit leaves this world more complete than when it got here, job well done Kelly...Aloha
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 6.AM here in my country and I ain't been sleeping for 24hrs, just saw this and I'm so gutted couldn't sleep
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 Truly legend, ride in peace!
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 I rode for Kelly today. RIP Mcgazza. You were and are an inspiration to riding and life. Thank you! Cheers Mate.
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 pinkbike should post up all his best clips and pics
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 RIP, you're going to be missed, Kelly! Nothing else to say, what a sad sad day indeed.
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 Hollyy... I just freezed. Rest in peace Kelly!
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 RIP brother, thanks for inspiring us. You will be dearly missed.
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 unbeliveable ... this monday turned terrible so quick Frown we will miss you bro, Ride In Piece!
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 What a tragic loss - may you rest in peace.
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 Ride in peace, bud.
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 RIP Kelly Frown [*]
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 life is unfair... RIP
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 RIP my friend...you pushed the sport to another level every single time you hopped on that saddle...much love
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 Hearing this news feels like getting kicked in the nuts really hard. Very sad day
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 At least he lived his life his way..... doesn't seem like a guy with any regrets.
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 Rest In Peace Kelly McGarry...
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 This is a sucker punch straight into the face. Freeride them clouds. R.I.P. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
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 Damn such a happy dude too. Inspiring above average height people to go for it. RIP from one tall freak to another.
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 RIP Kelly... Our thoughts are with your family and friends...
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 Rest in peace.... Please ride your bike place no pain any more.... Miss you...man..
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 There are very few people who could live life like Kelly did. Ride in peace...
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 Rest in peace Kelly
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 Ride in peace
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 Rest in Peace, hopefully great adventures await, a Great Man, Great Rider, and Good Person
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 This is so sad he shouldn't have died like this he's just such an inspiration to all the young shredders
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 RIP fellow shredhead...McGazza and Jesus are hittin gaps and smashin berms right now..i'll put ant amount of $ on it!!!!!
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 Man this is devastating news... Kelly was an absolute beauty and a great ambassador for our sport. Ride in Paradise!!
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 Rest in Peace, McGazza. Thank you for inspiring so much stoke in so many people. Keep smiling, wherever you are.
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 Ride in Peace big Man !
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 Shocked is an understatement.
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 It's especially tragic when someone so young dies of heart failure. His time here was certainly enjoyed by many.
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 these freeriders don't earn big bucks..other than the rush they are out there trying to entertain us..this is so sad...
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 Kelly meant so much to so many and will not be soon forgotten. Ride In Peace Kelly, you will be missed.
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 RIP man we will all miss you
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 Horrible news, anyone know what happened?
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 first accounts this morning say that he crashed and went into cardiac arrest but infos are scarce...
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 he had a crash on his bike somewhere near queenstown, he passed away doing what he loved Frown we´ll miss him,rampage will never be the same..
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 Well shit, and I always thought he'd die from crashing while trying to backflip the grand canyon or something. Cardiac arrest is no way for a guy like Kelly McGarry to go Frown
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flag hilariousdh (Feb 1, 2016 at 6:13) (Below Threshold)
 i thought this guy was undead ;( but shit happens !!
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 Apparently he had a heart attack while pedaling uphill on the trail. Sounds like he may have had an un-detected heart defect.
From Stuff.co.nz "The 33-year-old, from Nelson, was biking on the Fernhill Loop Track when he suffered from a cardiac arrest while riding uphill at 4.14pm.
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 @SteveDekker hey man I'm not hating here but you've confused heart attack with cardiac arrest. The cause of his CA could have been a heart attack, along with about a million other things. This whole thing sucks big time, the details may help us all come to terms with this eventually, but for now we'll just have to wait.
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 @Funkybunch Totally agree with you
We need to know what happened precisely
Such a sad news...
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 A true household name in the community, will truly be missed... RIP Kelly
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 Ugh... so sad to hear this. A real loss to the MTB world. RIP.
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 very sad day i loved this guy !! RIP one of the most powerfull rider !
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 Huge thought for this man, you won't be forgotten ! PEACE forever you'll be ridin'
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 Whoa. RIP Kelly, you were a great ambassador for the sport. Always a pleasure to watch.
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 Farewell Mr. McGarry. My condolences to all who knew you.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hayb9mZSZDQ
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 We'll miss you Kelly.
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 Hard to believe. I have the chance to meet Kelly in downhill taxco 2013. What a cool and talented guy!! Reast in peace.
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 My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. This man was legend status.
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 Frown RIP
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 Kelly was a true insperation to all of us riders with everything that he did. R.I.P Kelly
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 sad sad sad
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 Shred heaven ????
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 One can only hope.
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 Tragic, Ride in peace...
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 R.I.P Will be missed.
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 What!? Nooooo! RIP Kelly. I will never forget your style.
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 RIP. the sport is diminished today. Frown
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 Shit! Frown Rip Kelly
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 Gutted..... Condolences to family and his friends RIP
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 from back in the day... classic Nelson antics

youtu.be/2W1FphxgQFY
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 S.I.P.
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 Such a tragic loss!
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 RIP McGazza. A true original lost but never forgotten.
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 Ride in Peace I was a big fan of you and I aways looked up to you. I'll miss you You are a legend
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 Shred in peace brother, you will be missed. Won't be the same not seeing you out there.
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 What happened?!?!
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 Sad news.... Mountainbiking lost a cool dude and that wasn't in it for the money or fame!
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 Lost for words, such a loss RIP Kelly.
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 Huck the biggest canyon gap you can find up there. A true inspiration. Heartbreaking
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 You died doing what you loved, (probably) with people you loved - ride on, Kelly! You'll be missed!
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 Ride in Peace homie, gone too soon
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 Completely stunned. RIP McGazza.
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 RIP Kelly, legend forever.
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 Rest high on the mountain McGazza. You'll live on in all our hearts.
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 What a sad day. RIP
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 I will always aspire to "Send It Like Kelly"
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 RIDE IN PARADISE !
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 WTF!???! I remember doing a lap with this dude last summer. wow. RIP Brother.
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 Ride in peace, you are the legend.
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 just when i thought mondays could not get any worse, RIP kelly
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 Rest in peace McGazza
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 Ride in peace Kelly, you will be missed!
Such sad news. Dejected me very much. Frown
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 RIP Kelly. The community will miss you.
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 Sad news. RIP Kelly.
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 He was sick... was... Ride In Peace Kelly :/
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 Ride in peace, I Giant in life and to our sport. Had me speeches in rampage.
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 RIP Kelly.
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 RIP Kelly you magnificient beast you.
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 I have nothing to add that hasn't already been said. Ride in peace McGazza!
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 RIP Kelly
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 R.I.P. Kelly "McGazza" McGarry. You will be missed by riders everywhere. Now you will shred in MTB Heaven.
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 Absolutely gutted , RIP Kelly
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 RIP Big guy.Such a hero of freeride.
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 Rip Kelley. Let's get this thread to 1000 comments, I think it could be a new record?
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 Ride in peace, MCgaza, we will always remember you!Frown
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 Pink bike Admins, please stick this article on the top of the home page. At least for some time.
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 This is very sad news. Haven't heard anything but good things said about Kelly, he will surely be missed. RIP.
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 RIP Kelly we all will miss you but never forget
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 LEGEND, he will be missed.
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 What sad news. Too young. RIP Kelly.
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 Thoughts go out to his friends & family. Rest in peace.
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 Nooo! After that canyon gap overshoot I was under the impression this could not happen! wtf happened!? Frown
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 You will live in our memories forever! Ride In Peace Kelly... Frown
Deepest sympathies to friends and family.
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 RIP Kelly McGarry, Condolences to his family and friends. You are a legend !
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 just so sad, a tragic day indeed Frown
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 Ride in Peace I was a big fan of you, I aways looked up to you. I'll miss you You are a legend
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 this was not what I wanted to wake up to
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 Rest In Peace bro. You make me proud to be a Kiwi.
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 RIP. thoughts with his friends and family x
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 Incredibly sad news, our thoughts are with his friends and family.
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 Rest in peace kelly, You were an amazing rider no one shredded harder then you. My thoughts and prayers are with you buddy!
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 Wtf Frown RIP man, you were a beast!
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 Ride In Peace Kelly, see you on the other side
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 RIP : (
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 We're sorry this happened.. absolutely gutted Ride in peace brother
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 "He was out riding with some of his frame sponsors YT and I think they were going to do some filming and take some photos with him." Gordon said.

"We understand he was riding uphill and suffered cardiac arrest. He is an extreme mountain biker so everyone is presuming he fell but that is incorrect,"
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 RIP.
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 I can't believe this happened! Out of all things that can happen!
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 Ride in peace ;( I can;t imagine crankworx without him
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 Ride in Peace I'll miss you
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 "I ment to say and hope his family best"
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 RIP Kelly ... That was a fucking day ... So sad ...
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 Rest in peace Kelly, ride in heaven
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 So San. Rest in Peace.
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 so sad, ride in peace Kelly
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 so sad, ride in peace Kelly
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 Ride In Peace Kelly McGarry
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 heart attack ... riding uphill. a sad day indeed.
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 Legend. RIP Frown
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 Shred in peace
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 Soo sad in reading this post. Ride in peace Kelly
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 so sad, rest in peace man
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 Does anyone know how he died?
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 Rip man!! You were a great inspiration to me.
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 RIP Kelly McGarry!
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 Sad sad times! Frown . Shred on McGazza!
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 Absolutely gutted by this news R.I.P
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 RIP he's probably backfliping over the pearly gates of heaven right now!
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 I just can't stop coming back to this post... Scary and sad.
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 Ride In Peace McGazza, We'll miss you brother.
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 Donnald trump had to die...not kelly.......f*ck the world
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 Man, what a sad day in the mountain bike world
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 There's a good video tribute to kelly on vital.
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 Truly heart wrenching. We'll all miss you Kelly. R.I.P.
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 saaaaaaad........RIP McGazza.........we'll miss u for ever...........
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 He died doing what he loved to do, RIP kelly.
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 Very sad R.I.P :'(
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 Damn! McGazza was the man. RIP brother.
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 RIP Kelly.
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 Sad day for mountain bikers around the world.
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 Taken way too soon." R I P "
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 RIp bud
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 R.I.P. Kelly, your a true legend on and off the bike.
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 Rip, Kelly. Keep shredding on the other side
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 Rest in peace Kelly. It would have been an honour to meet you.
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 rest in peace in peace you mtb legend
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 RIP Kelly With our memories and hearts, you will be missed
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 RIP Kelly
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 Kelly you were a mtb legend and you will be in all the mtb riders hart
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 Blessings for you and your family Kelly, may you go on in peace
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 凯利,一路走好
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 Rest in peace and truly thankful to you.
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 So sad was one of the inspirations that got me into riding Ride in peace
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 He will always be the peoples champion.
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 Such sad news
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 So sad a hero of our sport. RIP
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 So Sad
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 We'll miss you, big guy.
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 "Shred on you crazy diamond"
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 No one should leave this world so early. You are missed.
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 Kelly man to soon , R.I.P
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 R.I.P big man...
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 what a loss...
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 shred in peace
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 Ride in Paradise big boy I hope you will find better place.......
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 You will be missed McGazza!
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 Few people were like him, he was one of a kind RIP
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 RIP
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 I hope Heaven is great place to ride! R.I.P.
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 What !!! Ride In Peace man! Sad, sad, sad....
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 Such an awesome guy, so sad.
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 RIP-Kelly he will be deeply missed, keep shreding in heaven bro
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 Ride in peace, Kelly! You'll be missed
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 Ride in piece you will be missed from one tall rider to another
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 Rampage won't be the same. Frown
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 Kelly McGarry was an All-Star for me, RIP
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 We will ride on the cloud buddie!!
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 This is sooo sad... Ride in peace
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 Hard to find words...Rest in peace; always remembered, never forgotten.
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 Feel so gutted. RIDE IN PEACE.
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 Gone waaay to soon !
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 RIP Condolences to his friends and family.
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 Ride in peace bro!
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 RIP. Shocked. Wishing the best for your family and friends.
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 Why it only happens with the humble ones. RIP
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 RIP McGassa Frown
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 mes sincères condoléances----------my sincere condolences

R-I-P
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 rip ride in peace
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 Great guy. Always smiling. He will be always in our minds.
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 El downhill& freeride esta de Luto Frown
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 Sad news indeed. RIP Kelly!
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 Shred in Peace Kelly! Your legend will forever survive!
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 Ride eternally in peace Kelly, you will be missed.
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 :'(
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 RIP McGazza.
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 I feel so so bad now. What the hell? I hate hearing kinda news anymore.
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 CHEERS, Ride in Peace!
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 Rest in Peace!
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 Ride In Peace, Kelly..
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 That was so hard to watch ... I almost broke out in tears at work just watching. RIP Kelly. You are a legend amongst gods.
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 R.I.P KELLY MCGARRY We will miss you...
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 the worst news ever....RIP Kelly
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 miss you Kelly
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 sad
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 I'm in shock ... a huge loss ... condolences to the family and friends
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 RIP, Kelly.
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 RIP Brother.....
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 Ride In Paradise Kelly
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 Ride in peace Kelly. May the trails be heavenly.
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 Why would anyone even say that Frown
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 R.I.P You will be missed Frown
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 RIP McGazza...
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 Ride in Paradise
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 How? Just how. #ripkellymcgarry