Dropping the news via Twitter, Lil Wayne has revealed to the masses that his beloved skateboarding instructor Adam Ziegler AKA Adam Z has passed away. Here's what Weezy tweeted on the subject: "Rest in peace to my brother Adam Z...life is too short bro but real brotherhood is forever. U taught me that."

According to a rare interview with Ziegler, Weezy's skateboarding sensei dropped everything (including a full time job) to teach Wayne how to skate, joining Weezy on tour. Adam Z's dedication to Wayne as an instructor had a big impact on the rapper. The cause of Adam Ziegler's death isn't known at the moment.

Check out the quick video below of the two messing around at a North Carolina skate park in 2013 while after a show. RIP Adam Z.