From the SFGate:
Eric Swenson, an icon in skateboarding culture, died Monday in San Francisco. He was 64. Mr. Swenson shot and killed himself in front of the Mission police station, according to police.
Mr. Swenson started the Independent Trucks manufacturing company and co-founded Thrasher magazine.
Mr. Swenson leaves behind his wife, Linda McKay, and sisters Rebekah Engle and Sonja Taylor, both of San Francisco. Services are pending.