Stefano Spadavecchia Tribute

It is with heavy hearts that we report the tragic passing of european motocross photographer Stefano Spadavecchia, who lost his battle with a bad illness on August 1st. Hailing from Ancona, Italy, Stefano was a longtime Dirt Rider contributor who was known for his great attitude, funny emails, and awesome photos. He was 55 years old and is survived by his wife Alessandra and one daughter.

To honor our friend, we've compiled a tribute gallery of some of our favorite photos that Stefano took throughout the years. Although tragic to lose him, it's heart-warming to know that Stefano dedicated his life to capturing memories, and it is in this regard that he will long be remembered.