'Stunt Rapper' Dies In Wing Walking Accident
A Los Angeles-based “stunt rapper” died Saturday while wing walking for a video shoot in southern British Columbia. Details are scant but early reports said Jon James McMurray, a professional skier who set videos of himself and others engaged in extreme sports to his own hip hop music, fell off the wing of an airplane that had gone out of control and was too close to the ground for him to deploy his parachute. His body was found in a farmer’s field in the rural community of Westwold, about 250 miles northeast of Vancouver, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The aircraft landed safely.
McMurray, a Canadian born in Calgary, lived in Los Angeles. “He was a stunt rapper, so his music and his background in extreme sports, he married the two,” McMurray’s manager Ryan Desrochers told Global B.C. News. “Honestly he’s smiling at us from the other side right now because this is what he loved doing, and he passed doing something he absolutely loved with all his heart.”