"Crying watching this video of you my brother. Love you."
Very sad news has trickled up from south of the border that “Dozer” Dave Barnett has died in Tijuana after traveling down with Shane Dorian for stem-cell therapy. Dorian thrilled his legion fans, days ago, when sharing that he was at the Cellular Performance Institute and ready to undergo injections of life-giving stem-cells.
Barnett, a much-loved figure in the surf industry, podcast host etc. was very excited, taking to Instagram, like Dorian, and sharing, “I’m about to get some stuff that’s life-changing. You guys haven’t seen me lately because… everything is going to shit. Getting old sucks.”
He shares all of his ailments, blown out knees, blown out ankles, bulging disks in neck and more.
“It kind of sucks,” he continues, pivoting to how he’s been given such a wonderful opportunity to undergo the stem-cell treatment. He shares about the vitamin preparation, saying one in particular “messed with him.”
Shane Dorian, always effusive, responded, “We got this bro! This post is so damn funny. Do the start about how you’re falling apart is amazing. This is going to be good for you. I’m excited for you. Don’t fall asleep in those MRIs ha ha.”
Dorian, taking to his own channel hours later, shared, he and Barnett spent the previous evening together after treatments, watched the Hangover then went to sleep. At some point, Barnett went into cardiac arrest and was unable to be revived even though many doctors were right there.
Tributes are pouring in.
Vintage surfboard collector Buggs penned, “Doze lost w words, lived life to the fullest . Had a big heart . Classic , funny , Witty, . Will truly be missed by many. I was looking forward to connect in MT . Will miss the frequent calls . RIP Brother and will catch one for you today in your honor.”
The musician Mike Love added, “Crying watching this video of you my brother. Love you.”
Surf industry legend Bob Hurley left crying eye emojis.