Failure to be flawlessly in sync lead to a tragedy that occurred when a daredevil stuntman from China 26-year-old Wu Yongning, fell to his death. People executing a stunt, spend years improving their skills so they can credibly and safely perform stunts. Stunt work is unsafe, where injuries are common and deaths happen far too often. Unfortunately, death was waiting atop this 62-story skyscraper for an unexpected Wu, who went on to do a regular stunt, thinking he would pull it off. But wretchedly, his fans were shocked to hear of his tragic death almost after a month.
A Chinese internet star and daredevil, who became famous as “China’s first roof topper,” fell to his death after losing his grip from a skyscraper.
He apparently placed a camera on the opposite building to record his daredevil stunt, which he was performing at the top of a 62 -story skyscraper in Changsha.
His body was found on the terrace which was 45 feet below the stunt point by a window cleaner.
Seconds before he fell to his death, the daredevil appeared to struggle to pull himself back up and rapidly swung his legs around in a desperate bid to find a point to grip onto.
He had more than a million-fan following and had posted almost 300 videos on the live-streaming video site Volcano. He was paid 55,000 yuan or $8300 for performing 215 of his daredevil stunt live at unbelievable risky heights.
Before he could garner all this fame and try his hands-on video blogging, Wu worked as a low-paid background actor in Chinese films. Within 10 months, he had a respectable fan following and came to understand he could earn more money than films through the roof topper stunts.
The fans of Wu’s simply loved his daredevil stunt videos, hence, he began traveling all over the country, hitting the rooftops of all the skyscraper in China. A better life for himself and his family was one of the reasons for performing these daredevil stunts
His videos were popular for the showing of stunts such as pull-ups and tip-toeing on the sides of skyscrapers and other large buildings. The most famous among them was the one-armed handstand from 70 stories above the ground on top of the Sun Moon Light Plaza in Chongquing.
One of his daredevil stunts was walking along a tiny ledge on top of the 68-story Yuexiu Fortune Center in Wuhan.
Last year in July, at a 3,280-foot high walkaway in Zhangjiajie he did pull-ups without a harness by clutching the edge of the walkaway. This stunt became very popular, which he apparently was supposed to repeat it the day he died.
On November 8, Wu climbed to the top of the 62-story Huayuan International Centre in Changsha. He happened to climb an extra 20 floors for the stunt, as only 44 floors were accessible to the general public.
Yongning was planning to ask his girlfriend’s father if he could marry the woman just two days after the tragedy took place.
Fans of this fearless daredevil, who regularly gained millions of views on his live-streamed performances, are now flooding his social media page with tributes after his death.
Local authorities investigating the case described his death as an “accident” and have already ruled out foul play.
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