Kevin Robinson, known to many as K-Rob, died on Saturday, December 29th at the age of 45.

Kevin Robinson was born in East Providence, Rhode Island and became a BMX Superstar, a Guinness World Record Holder and a X Games Gold Medalist. K-Rob participated in the inaugural X Games that were held during the 1995 summer in Newport. Kevin also recently participated in the New England Festival of Hope that was held in Newport in 2015 and 2016.

“Today we lost a legend, 10-time X Games medalist and BMX pioneer, Kevin Robinson. Kevin was an instrumental part of the X Games family. Our thoughts go out to his family and the BMX community. »

After visiting students at Thompson Middle School in Newport on November 9th, K-Rob joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM to speak about his experience at TMS, about the K-Rob Foundation and how he hopes T.R.I.C.K. will help students.

K-Rob would have turned 46 on December 19th, he leaves behind a wife and three kids.

Updated: December 11th – The obituary for Kevin Robinson can be found HERE.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).