Rapper Jon James Falls To His Death During Music Video Stunt Gone Wrong

Rapper Jon James Falls Death Stunt

Oct. 24 2018, Updated 12:49 p.m. ET

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The music world has lost a passionate member. As has learned, Canadian rapper, Jon James, died this Saturday while performing a dangerous stunt for his music video.

The talented daredevil was doing a stunt that involved walking on a plane wing while rapping. His rep told PEOPLE that he trained "intensively" for months before finally doing the stunt, but in the end a sudden mishap resulted in his tragic death.

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"He died filming for a project he had been working on for months. His final act included performing an airplane stunt that included rapping while walking on the wing," his rep said in a statement.

"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," the rep continued.


On his Instagram, James, 33, shared various photos and videos of him practicing the stunt and hanging from the small plane. In one of them he is seen screaming excitedly while strapped to his parachute.

After his death, his friends and family described him to reporters as someone who was "always smiling" and had a "heart of gold." They added that he was "incredibly passionate" about his work and life and would surely "want to be remembered as a beacon of light to follow your dreams."

R.I.P. Jon James.

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