In honor of Kelman Riches: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.
Sadly, on the 4th of December, Kelman Riches passed away after an accident while practicing a stunt at a Fairgrounds in Puerto Rico. But more importantly… while doing what he LOVED most; pushing the limits of reality to entertain and creating smiles.
This was no ordinary man or soul. Passionately insane, or perhaps, insanely passionate…Kelman was an Orlando and Entertainment LEGEND that refused to half ass ANYTHING. He LOVED with fury, LIVED with a contagious vigor, and ENTERTAINED as if it’s all he knew.
An absolute inspiration to many, including myself, Kelman resonated at a frequency unlike any other. Limits, rules, and guidelines seemed like a direct and personal challenge from the universe itself to Kelman. Challenges he overcame and claimed triumph with his endless achievements, magnificent life, and the infinite memories he single handedly created for MILLIONS.
In my eyes, Kelman was and always will be limitless. I’ve interviewed him once, and met him throughout the years on countless occasions, only to walk away EVERY TIME with a smile of disbelief and amazement. Even from afar, he radiated a pure energy that touched souls… and will continue to do so for centuries to come via the memories created.
Whether you’ve met him at his Legendary Lake Party Compound, at a festival, or at the grocery store, I’m sure the story of your encounter is one you’d repeat with a smile. So. In honor of this legend, who dedicated his life to make so many smile, I encourage you to share your memories of him with others. As I’m positive it will do just that once again, create another smile.
With endless love, admiration, and sincerity….the EDMDaycare Team and I express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.