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Johnny Strange, who died Oct. 1, 2015, is shown skateboarding in Bhutan, one of two locations where a new skate park is slated to be built in his honor. A new skate park is also under consideration in Malibu. Photo Submitted
Lauren Finkler, Editor
7:40 am PDT September 28, 2016

Honoring Malibu native Johnny Strange is very important to his dad, Brian — so much so that he has put a $1 million matching donation behind City plans to build a skatepark in Malibu in commemoration of his late son. 

Brian said a skatepark was an obvious fit, as his son — who died Oct. 1, 2015, during a BASE jumping excursion in the Swiss Alps at the young age of 23 — was an avid skateboarder who traveled the world to share the sport.