Lewis Marnell tribute

Darryl Kerrigan
Darryl Kerrigan 13:53 30/Apr/13

Click to buy on iTunes April 30th:

Ben Harper is helping to raise money for the family of Australian pro skateboarder Lewis Marnell, whose untimely death in January at the age of 30 left his family in dire financial straights. A lifelong skateboarding enthusiast and friend to skaters around the world, Harper has reunited with the Innocent Criminals for the first time since 2007 to re-record the song "Jah Work" from his 1997 album, "The Will to Live." The song will be available on iTunes April 30th, with all proceeds going to the Lewis Marnell family memorial fund.

"Lewis was a brilliant artist and athlete not to mention a truly beautiful soul. We loved him and his contributions to skating, and we thought a song would be a wonderful way to celebrate his life and help his family." said Harper.

Marnell died Jan. 18 from complications of diabetes, a disease he lived with from the age of 10. He did not allow his condition to impede his meteoric skateboarding career. He skated with such passion and style that can't be replicated, he made all his tricks look effortless and his love for life was infectious. In 2008 he made his mark when he went pro for Almost Skateboards and he was named Skater of the Year from Australian skateboarding magazine slam. Marnell got married in late 2012, and died only a few months later, leaving his family with a large debt. Global efforts to help the family financially ensued, with Harper's being the latest.

All proceeds go the family of Lewis Marnell

Ian... 14:06 30/Apr/13

New found respect for Ben Harper

tuaki 15:10 30/Apr/13

Yeah rad shit Ben Harper!

drew 08:39 01/May/13

RE: Lewis Marnell tribute

scotty! 11:10 01/May/13

yamumsyadad 19:08 02/May/13

done, almost rule, ben harper is a legend for that.

never saw Flip do anything for shane besides that shitty clay board, duncombe and blind did more to raise money for shanes family then what flip did.

ARTLINE 21:36 02/May/13

hahaah fuck yeah that laser flip was tight

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