The windsurfing world is hit by another tragic loss, as it becomes public knowledge that Andre Paskowski has lost his battle with cancer. Many have followed Andre’s brave journey through the illness, enjoyed his award winning films and taken a great amount of inspiration from the way he lived his life.
Andre, you will be missed by many. From your best friends, to those that didn’t know you but admired from afar. Rest in Peace.
Andre took to social media to say goodbye, and many are already sharing their heartfelt condolences on here too:
Ricardo Campello’s message to Andre:
R.I.P ANDRE PASKOWSKI – I didn’t have time to say good bye to you because your optimism always made me feel that you were really going to get out of this fight soon ,but now that Im thinking before your trip to pozo you knew that you were going away and I really wish I could give you a good bye hug and tell you how much I care for you , you were like a brother I never had , you teached a lot of things in life , specially on how to be strong and positive . you are the toughest and stronger person Ive met in my whole life . Also one of the smartest!
Im writing this to you because I know you are reading it on a better place and Im sure we will meet again one day and you will take me to the best windsurfings spots !
we all got your bad news in a restaurant in tenerife and everyone is in shock . I couldn’t eat my food I just came to my room and could only cry and still cant believe it! , YOU ARE AN EXAMPLE OF LIFE , I am going to take all your advices and put it together and will windsurf like you always wanted me too and I hope if one day I win I can dedicate it to you.
The whole windsurfing world is in shock and will miss you!
one thing is for sure , you will never be forgotten and you always be on my heart as one of my best friends! I will really miss you
Where ever you are please take good care of us specially your mom and dad that are now alone ! I really wish I could be there with them right now!
For me you are and always be a champion , a champion of life
I big hug with love and tears from your dear friend!
We just received the worst news about Andre Paskowski, he passed away after fighting a cancer for long time. I lived great moments with him and big projects as Four Dimensions, Minds Wide Open and now Below The Surface, this one will be dedicated to him and all the team will make their best to make the best movie ever as Andre always wanted. We love you Andre and you will be always with us.