The company confirmed that Chris “Spanto” Printup, the founder of the Los Angeles-based apparel label Born X Raised, dἰed in an automobile accident on Wednesday and Born x Raised stated on social media that Spanto, 42, was ἰnjured in a car accident on June 25. He pἀssed away early Wednesday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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“He leaves behind his wife Anna and three children, Marilyn, Carter and David, a sister, three brothers, his mother, stepmother, and stepfather, his beloved grandparents, his family at Born X Raised, his extended native family, the city of Los Angeles that he loved and championed, and an extensive network of true friends.”
There was no other information regarding the crash available. Born x Raised was founded in 2013 by Spanto, a Venice Beach native of Apache and Seneca origin. The Los Angeles Times, trendy streetwear has grown in popularity thanks to collaborations with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rams.
Many people considered Spanto to significantly influence L.A. culture and style, reflected in the social media tributes pouring in after his death was announced. “Spanto Forever,” the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Sparks, and Los Angeles Galaxy all remarked in separate Instagram comments.
“The city hurt,” said Compton-based rapper YG.
Said Yesika Starr, a poet, social media influencer and self-described “Fat Activist.”
“My entire heart and support to the Spantos family. Our beloved city was so lucky to be his and will continue being his.”
Many of the Designer’s Closest Friends and Followers Have Shared Their Sincere Condolences and Paid Tribute to Him on Social Media-
RIP TO THE HOMIE SPANTO! 💔🙏🏽😔 pic.twitter.com/2JhcA0hLT1
— BEN BALLER™ (@BENBALLER) June 28, 2023
You can’t go anywhere in LA without seeing someone wearing some #BORNxRAISED. He was so much more than his brand and that just goes to you how loved Spanto was and will forever be. Prayers to his family, friends, Venice and everyone who knew him and loved him.
RIP SPANTO 🕊️
— Rob (@RobDollas) June 28, 2023
RIP Spanto 🕊️thank you for always representing la raza in your work and definitely being a big inspiration to my art ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RNVm8PNzt0
— Jocelyn (@JocelynStitches) June 28, 2023