Jonathan Skow died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was paralyzed a few weeks ago from the neck down after a swimming accident in Hawaii. He was 55.
After requesting to be taken off life support, he died, surrounded by loved ones.
"I'm lucky to have spent 35 years with someone who exudes positive energy and a zest for life," said wife, Trina Turk in a post on Caring Bridge. "We grew up together, honed our tastes together, traveled the world together, watched trends come and go, and collaborated. We were a good team. He is art, and I am commerce. His creativity and spirit were wild, free and spontaneous.
Many in the fashion industry and the LGBTQ community knew Skow as Mr. Turk. He was the inspiration behind the men's line for his wife's self-titled brand. His designs are popular among gay men, as well as those who appreciate a colorful, So-Cal aesthetic.
In the wake of his passing, friends, family, and followers have taken to social media in remembrance.