Kai Raecke was a German-American journalist who worked for Easyriders Magazine, a publication dedicated to motorcycle culture and lifestyle. He was born on December 22, 1956, in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up in a military family. He studied engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a naval officer for three years. He then moved to Los Angeles and pursued his passion for writing and motorcycles. He joined Paisano Publications in 1987 and became a senior editor for Easyriders Magazine. He was known for his witty, informative, and adventurous articles, as well as his photography and videography skills. He traveled around the world and covered various motorcycle events, rallies, and races. He also interviewed many celebrities, musicians, and icons of the motorcycle scene. He was a respected and influential figure in the industry, and a mentor and friend to many.
How did Kai Raecke die?
Kai Raecke was diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2019. He underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but the tumor was inoperable and continued to affect his motor functions. He died on April 22, 2020, at his home in North Hollywood, California. He was 66 years old.
who expressed their condolences and gratitude for his work and legacy. who also hosted his funeral service on May 1, 2020. The service was live-streamed on Facebook for his fans and followers to watch and pay their respects.
What is Kai Raecke’s legacy?
Kai Raecke left behind a legacy of excellence, creativity, and passion. He was remembered as a talented, humorous, and generous person, who had a love for life and a spirit of adventure. He touched the lives of many people with his words, his images, and his personality. He was a husband, a father, a brother, and a friend, who will not be forgotten.
He also inspired a charitable foundation called Kai’s and Cora’s Charity for Kids, which was founded by his widow Valerie Rocio Raecke and her brother Paul Harvey, who also lost his wife Corazon Harvey to COVID-19 in 2020. The foundation aims to help children in need in the Philippines and Colombia, two countries that were dear to the hearts of Kai and Cora.
Kai Raecke was a legend in the motorcycle world, and a hero to many. He will be missed, but his work and his spirit will live on.