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12/18/2010 10:57 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Charles DeVoe Dead

Update: Charles's parents David R DeVoe and Laura Lane DeVoe sent the following statement to The Huffington Post:

After graduation from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, he moved to NY and became a model. From a very young age he showed his interest and aptitude for adventurous sports -- snow boarding, trick bicycling and most recently surf boarding. He will be missed greatly by his parents, extended family and his many friends.

The New York Daily News reports that DeVoe died on Friday after being in a coma for a month following a surfing accident in N.Y.C. The Daily News writes, "FDNY divers had to cut DeVoe free after his ankle tether became snagged on a wooden pole. He was in the water for several minutes before he could be rescued." He was 28 years old.

A representative for Major Model Management has confirmed DeVoe's passing but had no comment beyond that.

Previously: Model Charles Devoe has died, according to a report from V magazine. On Friday, V posted:

It shocks and deeply saddens us to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of Major model Charles Devoe. We always considered Charles to be a part of the V family. Our thoughts go out to all of his friends and family during this time.

We cannot find any additional information about DeVoe's passing. He posed for Vogue Nippon, Numero Homme, V, Anne Klein and Buffalo Jeans, among others.

Some of DeVoe's work:

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