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Donald Takayama, 1943-2012

Updated: October 26, 2012, 1:13 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

On October 22 iconic surfboard shaper Donald Takayama died of a heart attack. He was 68 years old.

"We lost another legend today, Donald Takayama has gone on to shape and surf perfect waves for eternity. Our thoughts go out to Donald's family and friends," read a post on The Surfing Heritage Foundation's Facebook page.

Born in 1943, Takayama hailed from Waikiki, Hawaii, and rose to competitive acclaim in the 1960s, finishing runner-up in the United States Surfboard ...

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