Canadian rapper #JonJames dies in music video stunt
A Canadian rapper by the name of Jon James died during a music video shoot when a stunt atop the wing of an airplane went horribly wrong.
The music video shoot took place in Vernon, British Columbia on Saturday when Jon James, real name Jon James McMurray, walked on the wing of a Cessna while it was in flight.
His management explained that he walked too far out on the wing, making the aircraft go into a downward spiral.
“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. He impacted and died instantly,” Ryan Desrochers with the management team told CNN in a statement.
Luckily, the pilot of the aircraft was able to regain control and land safely so no one else sustained injuries.
According to his management team Jon was an accredited professional skier, and what can only be assumed an all-round adrenaline junkie. In this instance he left the powdery snow after sustaining multiple injuries, including a broken back and shattered heel and took to the sky.
“He died filming for a project he had been working on for months. He had trained intensely for this stunt,” his management team said in the statement.
The 34-year-old is survived by his wife, parents and brother.
“He filled everyone around him with positivity, and never spoke poorly about another person. He truly had a heart of gold,” the statement said.
Condolences to #JonJames family and friends.