Singer falls off and dies while rapping on a plane's wing

Singer falls off and dies while rapping on a plane's wing

Jon James, a Canadian rapper, was killed during a music video shoot when a stunt atop an airplane wing while it was in the sky went wrong.

During a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia, on Saturday October 20, 2018 the rapper, known in real life as Jon James McMurray, was walking on the wing of a Cessna as it was in flight.

According to reports from the management team of the rapper, he walked too far out on the wing and made the small aircraft go into a downward spiral causing him to slip.

Singer falls off and dies while rapping on a plane's wing

Jon James McMurray. Credit: US Weekly

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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," Ryan Desrochers, a management team member told CNN in a statement.

The pilot was able to control the plane and land safely therefore no one else was injured, CNN's partner CBC reported.

According to his management team, Jon James was an accredited professional skier, but left the snow for the music studio after multiple injuries, including a broken back and shattered heel.

"He died filming for a project he had been working on for months. He had trained intensely for this stunt," his management team said in the statement.

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He was a professional freeskier, rapper, filmmaker and stunt artist. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and moved to Los Angeles, California, United States.

Jon James McMurray was 34-years-old. He is survived by his wife, parents and brother.

In a related development, YEN.com.gh reported that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost two of its supporters who participated in a meeting with former president John Mahama over the weekend.

The deceased were part of some party members who travelled to Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region to support Mahama in his campaign.

However, reports suggested they died on Sunday after being involved in a motor crash on their way back home.

A statement from Mahama’s office confirmed the death of the two, saying the NDC flagbearer aspirant wass saddened by the event.

The statement, which was signed by James Agyenim Boateng, said Mahama would call on the bereaved families to mourn with them.

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