28 Sep '17, 5am

The world is a poorer place without his immense presence.

Sad news overnight as word reached Sneaker Freaker that longtime contributor and OG legend Gary Warnett had passed away. Gary was responsible for many incisive opinion pieces and major features in the magazine over the years. His encyclopaedic knowledge of pop culture was unrivalled, and he loved nothing more than enthusiastic discourse about obscure footwear, hip hop and VHS skate videos. He was a tough negotiator and a glorious cynic who loved skewering hypocrisy, but he was also an unabashed fan who maintained the giddiest delight when he uncovered some new esoteric titbit to fiend over. Nerding out was his specialty – if it was an Olympic sport he’d be a champion decathlete, Jedi master of every discipline. In an age of overwhelming corniness and phony influencer status, Gary was the real deal. His opinions held weight, his words conveyed gravitas. He was funny as fuck...

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