A Canadian rapper has died after falling from the wing of a flying plane he was walking on during a music video shoot, according to his management.
Jon James, 33, died instantly in the âwing-walkingâ accident in Vernon, British Columbia, last Saturday, according to a statement.
âHe had trained intensely for this stunt but as Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral that the pilot couldnât correct,â said the statement, published alongside an online fund-raiser to raise money for funeral costs and to release Jamesâ new music.
âJon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didnât have time to pull his chute,â said the statement.
James had also enjoyed success as a competitive free-skier and was known for carrying out extreme stunts.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed they responded to âthe sudden death of a parachuterâ last Saturday evening.
CTV reported that the plane and its pilot landed safely.
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