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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Rapper Dies After Falling From Airplane While Filming A Daring Stunt For An Upcoming Music Video

Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray, 34, plunged to his death in British Columbia on Saturday when an airplane stunt for a music video went horribly wrong. He is pictured above training for the stunt earlier this month
A Canadian rapper has died after falling from the wing of an aeroplane while filming a daring stunt for a new music video.

Jon James McMurray, 34, plunged to his death in British Columbia on Saturday.

The rapper, who goes by Jon James, was performing the stunt on the wing of the small Cessna when the plane suddenly went into a downward spiral.

He was wearing a parachute at the time but didn't have time to pull it because he gripped onto the wing of the plane for too long as it spiralled down.

By the time he let go the plane was already too close to the ground and Jon plummeted into the ground.


Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray, 34, plunged to his death in British Columbia on Saturday when an airplane stunt for a music video went horribly wrong. He is pictured above training for the stunt earlier this month
His management team said he had been preparing for the stunt for months and had been training 'intensively'. 
'His final act included performing an airplane stunt that included rapping while walking on the wing. He had trained intensely for this stunt; however, 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,' a statement from his team said. 
'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.' 
The pilot managed to regain control of the plane and land it safely just minutes later.
Jon's body was found in a hay field by farmer Sydney Fox. She told Global News that she heard the plane flying low over their house just moments before. 
Authorities said they are still investigating Jon's death.
They said Jon was part of a team filming plane and parachuting stunts and that no one else was injured.  
He was initially a professional skier but turned his focus to music after suffering a broken back and shattered heel in a skiing accident several years ago. 

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