Johnny StrangeRemembering Johnny Strange
The youngest person ever to climb all seven of the world’s highest peaks, Johnny Strange was a renowned and inspired adventurer who also used his expeditions to support causes close to his heart, such as Parkinson’s disease and genocide awareness. Between his studies as an international relations major at USC Dornsife, he traveled the world skydiving, paragliding, scuba diving, big-wave surfing and mountain climbing. Johnny’s determination and bravery touched many at USC. We mourn and celebrate his inspirational life, cut short by an accident in the Swiss Alps on Oct. 1, 2015.
Johnny Strange, Famed Adventurer, Dies at Age 23 in Wingsuiting Accident Read more: http://www.usmaJohnny Strange, a world-record holding adventurer, died on Thursday, Oct. 1, in a wingsuiting accident, TMZ reports. The daredevil was only 23.
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Strange, who became famous at age 17 for being the youngest person to ever climb all seven of the world’s highest peaks, was wingsuiting in Switzerland when something went wrong during his jump, according to the site.
The young adventurer spoke with Kevin & Bean on KROQ on Monday, revealing he was shooting a dangerous proximity video where he would be flying “super close to stuff.”
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Strange, who is from Malibu, Calif., conquered Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson Massif when he was just 12 years old. He also base jumped the Grand Canyon, surfed 30-foot waves in Hawaii, and skateboarded down the side of a mountain, among various other stunts.
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Verne Troyer and Melissa Joan Hart both took to Twitter to mourn Strange. “So sad to hear the news today about Johnny Strange. RIP buddy,” Troyer shared, while Hart tweeted: “My whole family is grieving for this young man and his family! Rest in peace Johnny!”
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Johnny Strange American daredevil dies after wingsuit jump from summit in Switzerland YouTubeJohnny Strange: American daredevil dies after wingsuit jump from summit in Switzerland
Strange, 23, found fame at age 17 when he became the youngest person to climb the so-called Seven Summits, referring to the highest peak on each continent.
Strange died after jumping from a 2,000-metre summit in the Swiss canton of Uri wearing a wingsuit, a piece of equipment that resembles human-size bat wings.
He crashed into the ground, likely after losing control mid-jump, authorities in Uri said.
Police said he made the jump shortly after 12:00pm on Thursday (local time) when conditions were reportedly windy, adding that a further investigation would be launched.
The average wingsuit jump lasts barely a minute and within eight seconds, the jumper reaches speeds of 200 kilometres per hour.
Should Deadly Wingsuit Flying Be Regulated?23-year-old adventurer Johnny Strange, who reached the top of the world's highest peaks before he turned 18, has died in a wingsuit accident in Switzerland. Strange was in the Alps filming a video when he something went wrong and he was killed, according to TMZ. Should wingsuit flying be regulated? We discuss it on the Lip News with Jo Ankier and Margaret Howell.
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