Grant Thompson, creator and star of the hit YouTube Channel “The King of Random”, is dead. The 38-year-old man killed himself in a paragliding accident last Monday in Utah, his brother told the US site TMZ.
According to the latter, Grant Thompson left alone paragliding Monday in the late afternoon, but never returned. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that a report was made in the evening about a man missing in the vicinity of Sand Hollow State Park.
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Found thanks to the GPS signal of his phone
The report was made by the paragliding rental company, worried about not having news from the Youtubeur and this one hour after the schedule he was supposed to return.
Millions of views and subscribers
Youtubeur launched its channel in January 2010, and to date has more than 11 million subscribers. Fan of crazy and quirky projects, he published scientific and experimental videos. His most popular video, “How to make LEGO with jelly candies”, has recorded more than 26 million views.