Chris Printup Death – Born x Raised Founder Chris Printup has reportedly passed away. Los Angeles legend Chris Printup affectionately known to many as ‘Spanto’ was announced dead today, Tuesday, the 27th of June 2023. Spanto possessed a delightful and distinctive personality, fearlessly expressing himself in a way that endeared him to his friends. According to reports, Chris Printup died following a deadly car accident that happened today. No further information was mentioned. The details surrounding the accident were not stated.
His jovial nature never failed to brighten the room, and his companions cherished this quality in him. Known for his lightheartedness, Spanto was always prepared to bring laughter and joy into any situation, as his friends fondly described him. Following the passing of his father, Butch, earlier this year, Chris Printup, also known as Spanto, the founder of Born x Raised, found himself in Memphis.
“Born x Raised Founder Chris ‘Spanto’ Printup has reportedly passed away. Spanto had just donated his upcoming Nike SB collab to the entire Venice High School graduating class and was just weeks before his first-ever Nike SB collab. Rest In Peace to an LA legend.”
About Born x Raised
Established in 2013, Born x Raised is a contemporary streetwear brand rooted in Los Angeles. Founded by Spanto, a Venice Beach native, the label carries the slogan “Born x Raised” as a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the city. Offering a wide range of streetwear items such as hats, hoodies, and t-shirts, Born x Raised presents a unique perspective on Los Angeles culture that resonates with a global audience.
With a deep connection to its hometown, Born x Raised celebrates Los Angeles through collaborations with local favourites like the LA Dodgers and Lakers. Collections like Born x Raised x Dodgers and Born x Raised x Lakers showcase the brand’s pride in its roots. Embracing Born x Raised means embracing an opportunity to learn about the history, institutions, idiosyncrasies, and, most importantly, the people that make up the vibrant fabric of Los Angeles.
Chris Printup obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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