A local celebrity on the Outer Banks has died in a surfing accident.
Steve Thomas, known as "Steve the Dream," died Sunday in Kill Devil Hills, according to the Virginian Pilot. The 62-year-old was the man who played "Pamlico Jack" in advertisements for an Outer Banks restaurant.
The paper says beach-goers spotted Thomas face down in the water Sunday afternoon. Authorities told the paper Thomas was brought to the shore but couldn't be revived. An autopsy is pending.