Terry Kennedy: Pro Skateboarder Beat Man to Death: Police


GoFundMe/Dupage State Attorney’s Office

Josiah Kassahun./Terry Kennedy.

Terry Kennedy is a professional skateboarder who police allege severely beat a man, Josiah Kassahun, who later died. TMZ reported that Kennedy was arrested and may face homicide charges.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Illinois told TMZ that Kassahun, age 23, died Saturday, July 31, 2021, after police allege Kennedy attacked Kassahun in an Oakbrook Terrace motel July 27, 2021. Kassahun suffered a fractured skull and a concussion, and Kennedy was arrested and booked into jail, TMZ reported.

Kennedy, 36, is from Long Beach, California, according to his profile on TheBoardr.com. He made appearances on TV shows and video games, including Bam Margera’s MTV television shows Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union and Rob Dyrdek’s MTV show Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.