Rapper Jon James Dies Trying Tom Cruise-Type Stunt On Airplane

One of the beloved rappers of Canada has died tragically.

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Jon James, a native of Canada, died attempted to perform a stunt where he would be rapping and walking on the wing of the a plane at the same time.

James, real name James McMurray, was 33 at the time of his death on October 22.

He had been training extensively for the maneuver which was to take place on a Cessna plane. He had previously posted video of himself training for the video.

A statement confirmed the death.

“He died filming for a project he had been working on for months. His final act included performing an airplane stunt that included rapping while walking on the wing.mAs Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral that the pilot couldn’t correct. Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didn’t have time to pull his chute. He impacted and died instantly.”

The video was for the song “The Man.”