Skyscraper death plunge: Daredevil’s stunt turns to tragedy

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Skyscraper death plunge: Daredevil’s stunt turns to tragedy

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 17:28

Daredevil Wang Yongning died after falling from a skyscraper in Shangsha, China, posting a tragic video of his last successful stunt to social media on the day he perished.

The base-jumping stuntman is known for walking along rooftops, hanging from high buildings, and even doing pushups on the side of skyscrapers.

News of his death became known only after fans noticed he hadn’t updated his Weibo account in a month. His friends have since confirmed that he died on November 8 and his body was discovered the next day, CGTN reports.

The 26-year-old shared vertigo-inducing videos taken from dizzying heights on his social media channels, and had published a video of himself hanging on top of a skyscraper on November 8. He had more than 235,000 followers on social media and said in the past that his goal was to “challenge all skyscrapers in the world without protection.”

Wang’s friends confirmed his death and said previous videos showing him appearing to fall from a building had been recorded as a joke.

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