YouTuber Grant Thompson seen powered paragliding in video months before tragic death

YouTuber Grant Thompson
Grant used to be a paragliding fanatic (Picture: @thekingofrandom)

A video of YouTuber Grant Thompson paramotoring (or powered paragliding) months before his death has emerged.

The vlogger, recognized on-line as ‘the King Of Random’ tragically died on Monday elderly 38 after a paragliding coincidence in Utah.

The video, got by means of TMZ, displays Grant connected to paramotoring apparatus, telling the digicam about his plans to ‘buzz around the mountains here a little bit.’

It is going on to turn Grant taking to the air, along with his buddy exclaiming: ‘Oh my god! That’s so cool!

Grant’s buddy later displays him skimming some rocks, describing it as ‘so risky’.

Paramotoring is a type of paragliding that permits any person to be connected to a propeller in addition to the standard paragliding apparatus.

Back in November, the vlogger additionally posted a photograph of himself connected to the apparatus, writing: ‘This is a bit of a different post for TKOR, but it’s all the time about attempting new issues. Especially the desires that encourage you adequate to scare you.


‘Today I did something I’ve been anxious to take a look at, and in need of to do ever since I noticed photos of it a decade in the past.



‘But I also like my life and don’t wish to die simply but and the speculation of strapping a large propeller to my again has been a bit of of a hindrance for purchasing into powered paragliding. Until I discovered those guys.

‘I’m three days into coaching and feature every week left. If you get started following the tales I’ll proportion my enjoy so you’ll be able to see what it’s love to be a paramotor pupil with @paradigmaerobatics.’

Grant’s frame used to be discovered on Tuesday after police were given his location from GPS information and introduced a helicopter seek, consistent with TMZ. Grant – who provided existence lacks and experiments to his 11 million subscribers – had gotten into paragliding 5 months in the past, consistent with his brother Mark.

Grant Thompson on YouTube
Grant shared experiments and existence hacks along with his target audience (Picture: The King of Random)

His death used to be introduced on his social media accounts on Tuesday with a photograph of the vlogger bearing the phrases, ‘Grant Thompson 1980 – 2019’.

The put up learn: ‘It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night. ‘Grant had great love and appreciation for his fans. We invite you to share your thoughts for Grant and the channel in the comments.’

Grant used to be reported lacking an hour after he used to be supposed to go back by means of a caller who mentioned he couldn’t be reached on his telephone.

He went off the radar close to the Sand Hollow State Park, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office mentioned.

Police mentioned they discovered paragliding apparatus on the crash website and a video recording instrument, which they’re reviewing to take a look at to know what took place.



Since then his fellow have rallied in combination to pay tribute to him, with the likes of Logan Paul, MatPat and iJustine writing social media posts.

Philip DeFranco used to be some of the first to pay tribute to the big name, tweeting: ‘My heart goes out to Grant’s family and friends. I didn’t know him smartly however the instances we spoke that you must instantly inform what a singular, good, and passionate man he used to be.’

Logan Paul mentioned he’s ‘stunned and heartbroken,’ including: ‘A man full of vibrancy, curiosity, and passion. we’d communicate backward and forward in regards to the ins & outs & of the web, psychological well being, and inventive technique. RIP brother.  @thekingofrandom.’

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