'King of Random' YouTube star Grant Thompson dies while paragliding

'King of Random' YouTube star Grant Thompson dies while paragliding”

The county's dispatch center had received a report of an overdue paraglider who had taken off in the morning near Sand Hollow State Park, the news release said.

Thompson is known for his YouTube channel "King of Random", which is dedicated to "exploring life through all kinds of life hacks, experiments and random weekend projects".

Viral YouTuber Grant Thompson - creator of the popular series "King of Random" - died while paragliding in Utah on Monday night, TMZ reported.

"Grant had a great love and appreciation for his fans".

Grant's death was also announced via an "In Memoriam" video on his YouTube channel, which had amassed more than 11 million subscribers at the time of his death.

"Please do a random act of kindness today in honour of The King of Random".

The response and heartache from his fans and fellow YouTubers online were immediate.

YouTube commented on Grant's death as well, saying. According to his IMDB, the actor from Gainesville, Florida, was born on July 23, 1976, and is very much alive.

Thompson was the 321st most popular YouTuber, according to a statement on his website. The victim was described by the sheriff's statement as a 38-year-old Hurricane resident, and said his name is being withheld pending notification of family members. His brother said the YouTube star only got into the extreme sport "around five months ago" while speaking with TMZ.

Grant's coordinates were pulled from Global Positioning System data, and a helicopter located his body that on Monday night.

"Volunteers with the Washington County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue and a Life Flight helicopter were requested to assist in locating the pilot". Along with paragliding equipment, authorities are reviewing recording devices found at the crash site to find out what went wrong. "As the helicopter approached the area, they were able to locate the pilot's body".

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