Rapper Jon James McMurray Falls To His Death As Airplane Stunt Goes Wrong

A Canadian rapper,  Jon James McMurray, 33, fell to his death on Saturday in British Columbia while filming a video in which he was walking on the wing of a plane while rapping. According to a statement by McMurray’s management, the rapper — who was known for as an accomplished freeskier and stuntman — had been working on the shoot for months, training “intensively.”

“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,” the statement 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 plane reportedly landed safely and no one else was injured in the accident, which took place in Vernon, British Columbia. “Jon was an incredibly passionate person and was always smiling. He filled everyone around him with positivity, and never spoke poorly about another person. He truly had a heart of gold.”

His body was found in a field in Westwold, northwest of Vernon, CBC News reported. No other passengers in the plane were injured.

McMurray, who was born in Calgary, was known for incorporating stunts into his music videos.


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