Friends, fans and family members of Jon James are mourning the loss of the 34-year-old after he fell to his death filming a music video on an airplane wing.
According to The National Post Jon had trained “intensively” for the stunt but as he inched further on the wing he lost control.
“[…]As Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral that the pilot couldn’t correct,” an official statement reads. “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.” The team and the pilot later landed safely.
“Jon was an incredibly passionate person and was always smiling. He filled everyone around him with positivity, and never spoke poorly about another person. He truly had a heart of gold,” the statement added. “Jon would want to be remembered as a beacon of light to follow your dreams, and would want everyone to continue to be inspired through his music and life message.”