The Hush Post: A Canadian rapper fell from the wing of a flying plane he was walking on during a shoot of a music video and died, his management team said.
33-year-old Jon James, died instantly in the “wing-walking” accident in Vernon, British Columbia, on Saturday as per a report.
“He had trained intensely for this stunt. However, just as Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral. The pilot couldn’t correct it and Jon fell,” said the statement, published alongside an online fundraiser to raise money for funeral costs and to release James’s new music.
“Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didn’t have enough time to pull his parachute.”
James had earlier had success as a competitive freeskier and was known for carrying out extreme stunts. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed they responded to “the sudden death of a parachuter on Saturday evening.
CTV reported the plane and its pilot landed safely.