Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray dead after airplane stunt goes wrong!
Read on to get all the details on why and how Jon James McMurray died…
“He got to go out doing what he loved”
A Canadian rap artist is dead after an airplane stunt near Vernon went terribly wrong.
Our @tinalovgreen hears from a friend of Jon James McMurray, about how the man “had a heart of gold”https://t.co/imup2LDoBF pic.twitter.com/tKCpBvuzIL
— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) October 23, 2018
CelebNMusic247.com reports on Saturday (Oct. 20), Jon James, 34, hopped on a plane with a sole pilot in British Columbia unknowing it was to be his last minutes alive.
Jon James, 34, and his production team boarded another plane to film him rapping while standing on the wing of a plane while in the air.
The only problem is no one took into account that standing on the wing would cause the small Cessna plane to shift into a downward spiral.
Ryan Desrochers with his management team said in a statement:
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.
Following the tragic incident, Jules Knox, a reporter for Canada’s Global Okanagan, provided further details.
Jon James McMurray’s management team said he was performing an airplane stunt that included rapping while walking on the wing. As he got out further onto the wing, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral. McMurray 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, his management team said in a statement.
This wasn’t McMurray’s only wild stunt. He had apparently trained and practiced the stunt for several months prior to the incident. His YouTube channel is full his antics like doing intense gymnastics in his recent music video for “I Am,” and skydiving for fun. Jon James’ music career is eclectic, to say the least.
Now he will be remembered for his crazy antics and short-lived career. At least he was doing what he loved. He dropped the song “The Man” featuring Riff Raff two weeks before his death.