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Rapper dies during crazy airplane stunt for music video

Rapper dies during crazy airplane stunt for music video

A Canadian rapper fell to his death while attempting to perform a stunt for an upcoming music video â€" which involved rapping on the wing of an airplane while it was in the air.

“He knew the risks,” said professional skier Rory Wayne Bushfield, one of Jon James McMurray’s longtime friends.

“Life is short, we all know that,” Bushfield told the National Post. “It’s one of those things. We’re not really sure what happened.”

McMurray, 34, had been performing the stunt on a small, single-engine Cessna over British Columbia on Saturday when things went terribly wrong, his management team said.

“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,” his 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.”

The lyricist had trained “intensively” for the stunt, according to his pals.

“He planned for everything,” Bushfield said. “It should have been straightforward.”

McMurray, a Calgary native and former pro skier, had crossed over into the music world after breaking his back and shattering his ankle.

“His passion for making music videos and performing stunts were combined, and Jon pushed music in a new direction that was uncharted territory,” McMurray’s team said.

“It was a tragedy when he broke his back,” Bushfield added. “But he took that as a positive and it drove him to do some incredible things.”

McMurray was known for his wild music video antics, and was also an avid skydiver. He released a song with fellow rapper Riff Raff â€" titled “The Man” â€" earlier this month, along with a short video which showed him jumping out of a plane.

“He’s in spired us so much,” Bushfield told the Post. “And will forever.”

Source: Google News Music

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