Vanessa Grosso Wiki – Vanessa Grosso Biography
Vanessa Grosso is the ex-wife of Jeffrey Grosso, an American legendary skateboarder and host of Youtube’s Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding. Jeffrey is reported to have died unexpectedly at the age of 51 years on 31st March 2020.
Transworld Skateboarding reported that he passed away at his home, but no further details were given. He was born on April 28, 1968, and is originally from Glendale, California. Jeffrey was living in Costa Mesa, California with his son, Oliver.
Vanessa Grosso & Jeffrey Grosso
Vanessa and Grosso were together from at least 2010 and welcomed Oliver together in 2012. It appears they separated sometime in 2018.
Together they have an 8-year-old son named Oliver. Grosso Shared a video of himself dancing with his son a day before his death.
The skateboarding legend’s genes seemed to have been passed down to Grosso’s son, Oliver, who’s featured in multiple videos on Grosso’s Instagram. He wrote of his son on Instagram, “He saves me every day.”
Who was Jeff Grosso
Jeff Grosso, 51, a skateboarding legend who was extremely popular in the 1980s, sadly died at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA on Mar. 31, according to law enforcement who spoke to TMZ. The heartbreaking news was first confirmed by Thrasher Magazine‘s Michael Burnett on the same day it happened. “Today we have the terrible task of saying a heartbreaking goodbye to beloved vertical, commentator and friend of the mag, Jeff Grosso,” Michael said.
Jeff Grosso Struggled with Drug Addiction
Grosso struggled with drug addiction despite his success as King of Skateboard. He overdosed three times on heroin. In an interview with Transworld Skateboarding, he opened up these dark times in his life.
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.
“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.”
Back in 2016, Grosso opened up about his sobriety to King Skateboard. While he tried every drug in the book after injuries from skateboarding, he developed a serious addiction to pain pills. “I was only on them for a short period of time,” Grosso said. “Being a recovering opiate addict, I only took the pills as prescribed and it came to a time for me to kick them. I kicked cold turkey.”
Jeff Grosso Death & Cause
The cause of Jeff’s death is still not known and there is an autopsy pending but he’s survived by his son Oliver, 8. “Jeff went from number-one amateur to ’80s superstar to cautionary tale and back again,” Michael continued to say in the announcement of Jeff’s death. “His latest role as 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. He will be sorely, sorely missed. Our hearts go out to his family and many friends. RIP.”