Jeff Grosso was a former American Skateboarder and host from Glendale, California. He rose to starlight after being a professional skateboarder of America. Matter of fact, Jeff real name by birth is Jeffrey Blaine Grosso. Moreover, he was Youtube’s Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding. As known, he started to skateboard when he was just 5 years old. He failed thousands of times and had to go numerous surgeries rather than giving up hope, he never gets discouraged and led a life he always wanted.
Also, he was in some drugs when he was young but overcome his addiction with the help of therapy and meditation. Matter of fact, his love toward Van’s Love Letters professionally began after 2011 when he was 42 years old. Many of his fans wan to grasps the actual information about his biography and personal life. So we have collected all the necessary information so that you can know more about him.
Let’s figure out his detail in the following section and explore more about his personal life, net worth, career, salary, biography, and other amazing facts.
Jeff Grosso was born on April 28, 1968, in the United States of America. He belongs to American nationality and holds white racial ethnicity. Moreover, he follows the Christian religion. Furthermore, he went to Arcadia High School where he graduated with a degree. Knowing about his parents, he grew up with his mother Rae Williams. However, he had not disclosed much about his father’s detail to the public.
On the other hand, Skateboarding Player Jeff Grosso has not mentioned anything about having brother and sister. He lived an exuberant life till death. Matter of fact, he was just five years old when his mother, Williams brought skateboard from her boss and the type of the board was California Surfer board.
Jeff Grosso was a married man. He was in a conjugal relationship with his long time girlfriend turned wife Venessa Grosso. Their wedding ceremony was held privately in front of a few family members and friends. He has kept his marriage and dating life far from media attention. So there is very little known about his personal life. However, exploring his social media account such as Instagram we came to know that he lived an exuberant life.
Matter of fact, he was amazing human beings who lived to a full flexed life. From the long married life, the duo welcomed their first baby, son Oliver Grosso who is also a skateboarder. As per some tabloid, he spent quality time with 8 years old Oliver in Costa Mesa, California, USA. Also, he got divorced from Vanessa after some turmoil took place. However, the reason for the separation is unknown.
On the other hand, he used to post a video of his son playing around in an indoor skatepark in California. His son will probably become like his dad in the future for sure if he follows his dad’s footsteps.
Jeff Grosso died at his home on 31st March 2020. Matter of fact, Skateboarding Transworld reported his first death. Nonetheless, there has no exact cause of death and he was not ill at all.
The mystery behind Grosso’s cause of death is yet to unfold. Additionally, the day before his death, on 31st March 2020, he posted a funny video with his son for the last time on his Instagram account.
Jeff Grosso previously attempted suicide at his mother’s house in Arizona. Despite his successful career, Grosso struggled with his demons, overdosing on heroin for three times. Opening up the dark times of his life, in an interview with Transworld Skateboarding, he said:
“I overdosed out in Arizona at my mother’s house, which is brilliant. That was actually a suicide attempt but whatever. I had been out for so long, that was one of those DOA trips. I had been out for so long, all your veins start to collapse. So they couldn’t find a vein to get the Narcan in. Eventually, they just had to shove it into my jugular. Right in the neck.“
He continued, saying:
“So I woke up strapped to a table, my head strapped to a table with a pick line in my neck. It pops you right up. Like I said it’s like being lit on fire from the inside out. You wake right up like, ‘What the f***.’ And all these doctors are standing there like, ‘You idiot. Do you know where you are?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know. Australia?’ The lighting in the room looked like Australia to me.”
Reported, Micheal Burnet of Thrasher Magazine posted about his tragic death on social media like Instagram where he wrote:
“Today we have the terrible task of saying a heartbreaking goodbye to beloved verticalist, commentator and friend of the mag, Jeff Grosso. Jeff went from number-one amateur to 80s superstar to [the] cautionary tale and back again. His latest role as [a] lovable curmudgeon, host of his own history-packed web series and keeper of skateboarding’s righteousness, unafraid to offend or annoy in his quest to educate, was by far his greatest – second only to being Oliver’s dad.”
Matter of fact, he once stated in an interview that due to an overdose of the drug he tried to kill himself in his mother’s home. Additionally, he said during the interview:
“I overdosed out in Arizona at my mother’s house, which is brilliant. That was actually a suicide attempt but whatever. I had been out for so long, that was one of those DOA trips. I had been out for so long, all your veins start to collapse. So they couldn’t find a vein to get the Narcan in. Eventually, they just had to shove it into my jugular. Right in the neck.”
Amazing skateboarder Tony hawk, who is one of his friends shared his heartfelt tribute to him. He wrote:
Jeff was a true skateboarder at his core, and a great wealth of entertainment, insight and valuable philosophy to a younger generation. I was lucky enough to skate with him over the last four decades and occasionally featured on his Vans’ Love Letters series.”
Hence, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Jeff Grosso, may his soul rest in peace with a light.
Jeff Grosso has gained more than 145k fan followers in his Instagram account. In addition, he had a handsome sum of money which was reported to $100 thousand in 2020. Matter of fact, he hadn’t revealed much about his salary as well as other assets like cars, and houses.
On the other hand, his current net worth would be around $600 thousand dollars if he was not in addiction. He additionally earned from the Youtube Channel and social media appearance.
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