There’s never been anyone quite like Jimmy Briggs. He lived everyday to the fullest and inspired us with what Five calls a “smile like a new gold chain.” It was like his very heart was made of gold. We’ve been shaking our heads in disbelief that our friend is gone. From Rancho to Delistatus to RSWD, Jimmy left a legacy of friendship, loyalty, and a true love for skateboarding, music, and his brothers. We will live more fully in remembrance of the one who did it best.
The Hundreds will be throwing a 5iveday at RSWD today from 1-6pm to raise money for Jimmy’s family, and there will be a special exhibit for him at our #RSWD10 photo show after from 7-10pm.
We asked a few of Jimmy’s friends from Delistatus, RSWD, and Bobby Hundreds to share some words about him below. Rest in peace, friend. Jimm Briggs Forever.
Ryan Rigsby and Jimmy Briggs at The Hundreds Homebase in 2013.
Ryan Rigsby: There’s not another JIMMY BRIGGS anywhere else out there and there never will be again. Throughout the time we spent together I learned that there really truly is no one else out there like you. Even if it was you completely acting a fool I’ve always admired your passion for living it up. You made the best out of every moment and you never let anything get you down, you just kept it pushing.. I can’t even put into words how unfortunate it is to see you go like this, but I’m honored to have been able to spend the past years with you and watch you really make an impact on kids from all over with your skating and one-of-a-kind personality. #LongLiveJimmBriggs through the stories, memories, photos, videos, music, inside jokes, quotes and the whole legacy of @jimmbriggs that you left behind. Rest in peace man I’ll never forget that day you had me hit that U-turn on Crenshaw and you hopped out with 0% hesitation and saved that random kid from getting jumped by like 10 guys… You didn’t even wait around for the kid to say thank you lmao …that’s a real hero.
Bobby Hundreds: Jimmy came to me once and said, “You know, Bobby, I’m a good kid. I’m a pastor’s son. I just get caught up sometimes.” I didn’t really know what he was talking about because all I ever saw of Jimmy was light and positive vibes. This kid always carried a smile and engaged everyone near him. He loved skating, he loved his friends. His loyalty is one of the thickest we’ve ever experienced. A lot of people have come and gone over the years identifying with our brand and lifestyle, but for Jimmy, it was his spirit. He carried his community on his back like a badge of honor. He never let go of The Hundreds and we’ll never let go of him. Thank you Jimmy. You were pure and passionate, and we are better for having known you. You are a good kid, Jimmy, you always were and always will be.
Cyril Palmer: Jimmy Briggs was one of the most happiest and humble people I have ever met, Always loved to be with his friends skating, and was always having a good time. I hate to see one of my good friends go like this, this shit still doesn’t feel like reality. And makes me sick every time I think or get the feeling that he is gone. I wish we could have helped you stay out of trouble man, I wish we could have been there when you needed us the most. I know you are in a better place now. I love you forever, you will always live on through me and what I have accomplished. It’s good to know I have a angel looking down on me. Love you Jimmy for reals g, there will never be anyone like you ever you were one of a kind.
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Umi Wagoner: There are few words and a lot of feelings. There are no tears and a lot of frustration. There is no regret but a bright light was dimmed. We lost Briggs and I’m lost to how, how did I allow him to be in such a position?? All I want is the ability to ask him for answers. We met organically, we spoke freely, I wanted to help, he wanted to learn. He invited me to see him graduate high school and I went. That is how I will remember him. Forever my young bull RSWD Jimmy Briggs.
Andre Vocino: JIMMY, NEVER WAS THERE A DULL MOMENT WITH YOU. YOUR POSITIVE ENERGY WILL BE FOREVER UNMATCHED BY ANYONE, YET EXTREMELY MISSED BY EVERYONE. YOU BROUGHT A SMILE TO EVERY PERSON WHO CROSSED YOUR PATH. I WAS TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE AS A FRIEND. IMA MISS SKATING WIT U, IMA MISS MAKIN MUSIC WIT U, IMA MISS SO MANY THINGS ABOUT YOU BRO. I KNOW YOU LOOKING DOWN ON US. WE ALL GONE’ SHINE FOR YOU G. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH JIMMY, YOU ARE A FUCKING LEGEND!!!! #JIMMBRIGGSFOREVER
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Chris Harris: Jimmy was probably the most energetic person I knew, always had a smile and would say the most ridiculous things. It’s sad losing a close friend but I’m happy I was able to meet him and make great memories—most of them were filmed on DeliStatus so it’s cool to always see a visual of the good times and to see the impact he made on many people’s lives. RIP Jimm Briggs, your legacy will live on and you’ll always be hopping out a new benz.
Five Anderson: Jimmy – A real RSWD rep, with a smile like a new gold chain, a humble flexer with a good heart… strong willed and lovable.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help raise money for Jimm’s funeral. Donate HERE.
Bobby Hundreds designed a shirt for Jimmy that will be on sale at RSWD starting today, with all proceeds going to Jimmy’s family for funeral arrangements.