33 years old Canadian rapper, Jon James, known for carrying out extreme stunts, has reportedly died during a video shoot, after falling off the wing of a flying plane in the “wing-walking” accident in Vernon, British Columbia, on Saturday.
Canadian rapper Jon James dies after falling off a plane
“He 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 couldn’t correct,” 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 time to pull his chute.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed they responded to “the sudden death of a parachuter” on Saturday evening.
The plane and its pilot however landed safely.