At a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia, an airplane stunt became deadly to Canadian rapper Jon James.
The performer, whose full name was Jon James McMurray, ran too far out on the wing of a Cessna filming Saturday, forcing him into a downward spiral, his management team told CNN on Tuesday. He finally let go and was killed when he fell to the ground.
"Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and when he let go, he did not have time to pull his slide," Ryan Desrochers of James's management team told the news network. "He fell and died immediately."
The pilot regained control of the plane and landed safely, according to The Globe and Mail.
"Jon was an incredibly passionate person and always smiled," said his team statement, per billboard. "He filled everyone around him with positivity and never talked badly about another person, he really had a heart of gold."
"He's a legend," James's wife Kali wrote with an Instagram video from one of his stunts. "I will live forever in your legacy."
In addition to his wife, James is survived by his father, his mother, and his brother, People wrote.
James, who often stunts for his videos, released a clip of his daredevil exploits earlier this month.
James was an acrobatic skier who went to rap after a broken back, people reported. His thrill-seeking remained in his music.
Some of James's music videos attracted hundreds of thousands of views.
A new track titled "Patron" appeared Monday on his YouTube channel.