Rapper Jon James McMurray Falls To Death While Filming Stunt On Plane’s Wing
On Saturday, 34-year-old Canadian rapper, Jon James McMurray died while performing a stunt while rapping and walking on a wing of a plane.
British Columbia’s Coroners Service said that McMurray died while working with a team that was making videos of airplane and parachuting stunts.
McMurray’s management team in a statement said that the rapper had been training “intensively” for the stunt, but as he began to perform the stunt he moved farther out onto the wing and the small Cessna went into a downward spiral.
Jon James McMurray’s management team sent out a statement saying the stunt rapper died while filming for a music video. pic.twitter.com/sUfiNOrWS6
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“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 statement continued.
The pilot was able to gain control and land the plane safely.
According to McMurray’s management team, McMurray was once an accredited professional skier but gave up the snow to pursue a music career after having multiple injuries, including a broken back and shattered heel.
A GoFundMe page has been set up in McMurray’s honor to help fund his celebration of life and to get his music and video footage into the world.
“We lost Jon James McMurray yesterday,” the GoFundMe page reads. “He touched and lifted so many people in his brief stay here. He also documented everything he did relentlessly. His close friends and family want to make something incredible with what he left us. It’s what he would have wanted most of all.”