Chris “Spanto” Printup, the founder of the Los Angeles-based apparel label Born X Raised, d!ed in an automobile acc*dent on Wednesday.
Born x Raised stated on social media that Spanto, 42, was injured in a car acc*dent on June 25. He passed away early Wednesday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“He leaves behind his wife Anna and three children, Marilyn, Carter, and David, a sister, three brothers, his mother, step mother, and step father, his beloved grandparents, his family at Born X Raised, his extended native family, the city of Los Angeles that he loved and championed, and an extensive network of true friends,” according to an Instagram post.
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There was no other information offered concerning the crash.
Born x Raised was founded in 2013 by Spanto, a Venice Beach native of Apache and Seneca ancestry.
The trendy streetwear has grown in popularity over the years because to collaborations with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rams, among others, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Many considered Spanto as a huge impact on L.A. culture and style reflected in the social media tributes that poured in after his deαth was announced.
“Spanto Forever,” the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Sparks, and Los Angeles Galaxy said in separate Instagram tributes.
“The city hurt’n,” Compton rapper YG remarked.
“My entire heart and support to the Spantos family. Our beloved city was so lucky to be his and will continue being his.” Yesika Starr, a social media personality and self-described “Fat Activist,” remarked, “Our beloved city was so lucky to be his and will continue to be his.”
“The one brand that has always represented the real Los Angeles and the ongoing gentrification issues in our neighborhoods.” “Spanto and BxR forever,” remarked another IG user.
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