The Canadian stunt rapper Jon James McMurray tragically died on Monday during a music video shoot in BC. And probably the way he died is something that will strike us all as a lesson. Jon James McMurray suffered some complications in his pre-planned plane stunt. However, the rest of the plane landed safely. But McMurray’s was found in a farmer field near Westworld. Friends, family and fans have been playing tributes to the late Canadian rapper, and his evident passion for stunts. The case of his death is still under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board and BC Coroners Service.
Jon James McMurray’s Plane Stunt Gone Wrong
Apparently, from what his management team has revealed, the Canadian rapper was all set to to film a scene for a music video by rapping on the wing of a plane. And this was something that Jon James McMurray intensively trained for. But even then, it did not go as well as they had imagined. As soon as the rapper was out further on the wing, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral. And the pilot was unable to correct it. Jon held onto the wing until it was too late. And when he finally let go, he did not have enough time to open his parachute. The Canadian rapper impacted, and died immediately. The rest of the plane landed safely on ground. In a farmer’s field in Westworld, the rapper’s body was discovered in a crater.
The management team of Jon James McMurray revealed about his long passion for stunts. The Canadian rapper grew up in Calgary skiing till he suffered from a back injury. As a skier, Jon James McMurray was the first one to land a Fizzle Flip- a spinning back flip between the rails. After breaking his back and shattering his heals, he resorted to music and decided to direct his stunts in this field. His music videos have millions of views online. But this plane stunt was definitely not his first one for music videos. Previously, he teamed up with Travis Pastrana and his Nitro Circus crew. As a result, we saw the Canadian rapper rapping while skydiving. And towards the climax, Jon James McMurray jumps off a bridge from the top of a moving tractor trailer.
Friends, family and fans have been writing heartfelt tributes for the rapper. He was an incredibly passionate person with a heart of gold, and it’s surely a great loss for the world. Especially, the music industry.