The thirty-eight-year-old YouTube star, Grant Thompson has reportedly died in a paragliding accident. The reports suggest Thompson’s paragliding trip was near Honeymoon Trail that he never returned from. Grant’s family informed; they even filed a missing report due to his absence.
Body found with paragliding equipment
TMZ has revealed, the star’s body was found at St George in Utah on the 30th of July, Tuesday. Moreover, The Washington County Sheriff’s Office informed the body of Grant Thompson was found with a video recording device and other paragliding equipment.
Reportedly, Grant Thompson had a GPS device on him, perhaps due to the paragliding activity. However, it is only due to this GPS device the body of Grant Thompson was located on Tuesday.
So sad to learn about the tragic passing of YouTube's King of Random, Grant Thompson.
He was passionate and fearless with videos that inspired millions of future scientists.
You're gone FAR too soon, but the HUGE positive impact you made will be felt for a long time. pic.twitter.com/Pz4lPdOCU4
— MatPat (@MatPatGT) July 30, 2019
The King of Randoms’ Instagram page gave a statement for the star’s death that expressed a great amount of grief for his sudden death. Furthermore, it said the star’s legacy will live on forever with the world via his channel.
His death was also announced on his verified Instagram handle.
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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. Please do a random act of love or kindness today in honor of The King of Random. Grant’s legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created.
Grant Thompson- Youtube channel
Grant Thompson created his YouTube channel at the very beginning of 2010. As of today, the account has over eleven million subscribers. He has always been popular for uploading rather experimental content.
Also, his videos were mostly based on quirky projects. One of the examples of his YouTube video was “How to make LEGO gummy candy!” This unique video alone received about 26 million views.
The fans are saddened by this tragic accident. In fact, a few of them decided to take up a beautiful initiative of doing one random act of kindness or love. This was a tribute to honor their favorite star, “The King of Random.”
The man’s YouTube account has more than a million videos; one of everyone’s interest. Furthermore, his family has posted a video narrating his beautiful journey and his tragic death. It has already received a significant number of views.
We're deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Grant Thompson, a gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator. We send our deepest condolences to his loving family, The King of Random team and fans. https://t.co/pUY4q1EWcU pic.twitter.com/oL3VVSXacf
— YouTube (@YouTube) July 30, 2019
Along with that, even YouTube shared their condolences via Twitter on Tuesday.
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