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RIP: Pro Snowboarder Jaeger Bailey Took His Own Life On Christmas Day

RIP: Pro Snowboarder Jaeger Bailey Took His Own Life On Christmas Day

Posted by Simon Tjernström

2019-12-27 14:45

The man who won SNOWBOARDERS rookie of the year-award in 2013 is not with us anymore.

From 2011 and forward when Jaeger’s season edit dropped, he's been one of snowboardings most watched performers. Coming up with things noone's done before,inspiring and entertaining.

While he competed in the X Games, both in Real Snow and in person, won rail jams like Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails and was featured in numerous films including The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Foreword and Think Thank’s Brain Dead Heart Attack, Jaeger is mostly remembered by the snowboarding masses for his endless stream of WTF moments, including but not limited to the Christ Air backflip, closeout hang-up frontflip, 540 erection plant, double-backie-to-knuckle-to-nollie-frontflip-out, and many, many, many more.

Ultimately, Jaeger’s legacy in snowboarding looms larger than his 5’2” height, but for those who knew him personally, his good nature, wide smile and fearless style will be what we miss the most.

“On the evening of December 25, 2019, snowboarding lost one of the most colorful, charismatic, creative, talented, and authentic individuals to ever strap in and send it. The joy of the holidays has suddenly been juxtaposed with sadness with the news that Jaeger Bailey took his own life in Mammoth Lakes, California on Christmas Day.

Ultimately, Jaeger’s legacy in snowboarding looms larger than his 5’2” height, but for those who knew him personally, his good nature, wide smile and fearless style will be what we miss the most.”

– Pat Bridges/Snowboarder Magazine



“I woke up this morning hoping everything was a dream. I was just with you, we literally just talked. We just wish each other merry Christmas. I know you were deeply in pain, but now we are in more pain than ever. I feel horrible for not taking more extra time for you. My first duck hunting buddy.

We did lots of first things together, I was hoping to keep that going my friend. My best friend Rest In Peace Jaeger Bailey. I love you so much and this hurts me so damn much but I hope you are in a better place resting. I love you jb”

– Leo Aguado

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