Keenan Milton

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Keenan Milton (August 4, 1974 - July 5, 2001[1]) was an American professional skateboarder from Atlanta Georgia. His sponsors included DVS Shoes, Chocolate skateboards, and Blind.

Keenan was the second child of nine children born to single-parent Phyllis Patterson. He had four brothers and four sisters. His mother died in 1991. Keenan was raised in Harlem NY, by his grandmother Georgia Patterson who died in May 2008.

In 2001, he accidentally drowned at an Independence Day party. Upon his death memorial and funeral services were held in the cities of Los Angeles, New York, and Savannah, Georgia. Even after his death, old footage of Keenan has been used in several videos. The introduction to the videos Yeah Right! and Pretty Sweet features a tribute to him.

Hip hop musician Murs says "Rest in peace, Keenan Milton/Keep ridin" in his song "Transitions as a Rider" from the soundtrack to the film Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi.[2][3]

Musician Devendra Banhart included a song called "The Ballad of Keenan Milton" on his 2013 album, Mala.

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