Sam Robeson - October 24, 2018
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Pretty fly for a white guy. :P Canadian rapping sensation Jon James McMurray died during a wing-walking stunt gone awry. After reportedly months of practice, McMurray stepped out onto the wing of a mid-air Cessna while filming a music video, only to have the weight imbalance - a completely unforeseen result of an adult human man standing on one wing of a tiny plane - cause the aircraft to spiral, and McMurray to let go due to extreme forces and plummet to his death. Here's the official statement from the thirty-three-year-old's management team:
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. 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.
McMurray has a history of pulling off daredevil stunts, but this is one idea that just couldn't get off the ground. ;)
His passion for making music videos and performing stunts were combined, and Jon pushed music in a new direction that was uncharted territory.
And then pushed himself off the wing of a plane. Honestly for as much as I want to make a splash before dying, I don't want to go out as clickbait. I would never do anything as Canadian rapper-y as walking on the wing of a plane for a music video, but even something as probable as actually getting "hit by a bus" could be snicker-inducing. It's why I don't ski. Sonny Bono jokes. While I'd like to think the death of a burgeoning Canadian rapping talent would be sobering, I also think the footage would do well on Canadian's Funniest Home Videos. The silver lining is that McMurray was probably an "eh" hole. :D
While documentation of the stunt hasn't surfaced, it's probably not too dissimilar from the totally separate NSFEyeballs video below. Side note: WTF is allowed on YouTube?
Photo Credit: YouTube
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