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Terry Kennedy, who featured in Snoop Dogg music videos, is charged with murder

A well-known skateboarder has been charged with murder after a man he is accused of violently punching and kicking in the head died of his injuries.

Terry Kennedy, 36, of Long Beach, California, was arrested last week after cops said he beat Josiah Kassahun, 23, at the Oakbrook Terrace motel near Chicago on July 27.

He was charged with murder on Tuesday, and is now being held without bond.  

Prosecutors said Kennedy punched Kassahun in the head and kicked him in the torso with severe force. 

Kassahun was left with a fractured skull and a concussion, and he passed away on Saturday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The autopsy confirmed that he died from the blunt force injuries to his head. 

Josiah Kassahun, 23, who was allegedly attacked by skateboarder Terry Kennedy at an Illinois motel on Tuesday, has died from his injuries

Kennedy was arrested and charged with aggravated battery in a public place and threatening a public official but is now likely to face murder or manslaughter charges 

Kennedy was ordered to be held without bail while he hires an attorney, NBC reports 

The next hearing is scheduled for Monday, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said. 

Kennedy had initially appeared in court on Wednesday and charged with assault with bail set at $100,000. The 36-year-old skater is still behind bars. 

Kennedy had also been booked for repeatedly threatening to murder the cops who tracked him down following the alleged attack on Josiah according to TMZ. 

'I will kill one of you police. We kill police where I'm from,' Kennedy is alleged to have told police. 

He was facing aggravated battery in a public place and threatening a public official for his behavior. 

It is not clear what prompted the alleged attack, but it is believed Kassahun and Kennedy had been friends.  

It is not clear what prompted the alleged attack, but it is believed Kassahun and Kennedy had been friends. Kennedy is pictured, left, Kassahun, right

'Josiah was and will always be remembered as the perfect friend to everyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. He was loved and had much love to give and he will be dearly missed by an infinite number of people,' wrote Kassahun's family in a GoFundMe online. 

The GoFundMe has reached it $20,000 goal for Kassahun's memorial service.

A friend, Austin DePiano, paid tribute to Kassahun in an Instagram post. 

'No ones ever pushed me like you have and brought people together in such a positive way. You made sure no one was ever in a corner alone and we're gonna do the same now. Were gonna keep pushing for you and do everything you wanted to see us do because thats all you wanted was for your friends to do good,' he wrote.

Kennedy is one of the most famous figures in the skating world and appears in the 'skating' video game franchise and music videos for Snoop Dog and Mistah Fab.

He has appeared in various MTV shows together with Bam Margera and Rob Dyrdek.   

Kennedy is one of the most famous figures in the skating world and appears in the 'skating' video game franchise and music videos for Snoop Dog and Mistah Fab.

Terry Kennedy is pictured competing at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens in 2010

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