YouTube star, known as ‘King of Random’ dies after a paragliding accident. Fellow YouTube stars and fans mourn Thompson’s death.
The YouTube star ran the channel ‘King of Random’ which has over 11 million subscribers. Thompson uploaded intriguing content involving experimental videos for his audience.
Thompson passed away after a paragliding accident in Utah. His family became concerned when they did not hear from him after he left for Sand Hollow State Park. His body was found by the police on Tuesday.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office stated that Thompson’s body was found after receiving several reports on Monday regarding an overdue paraglider.
The department released a statement, “Dispatchers were able to obtain an updated GPS location of the pilot’s cell phone.”
Furthermore, they stated, “As the helicopter approached the area, they were able to locate the pilot’s body… Unfortunately the pilot was determined to be deceased.”
The official page for ‘The King of Random’ announced the terrible news and posted an emotional tribute to the YouTube star.
“It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night,” the caption said.
Additionally, it read, “Grant had great love and appreciation for his fans. We invite you to share your thoughts for Grant and the channel in the comments.”
Lastly, the post concluded, ” 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.”
Fans were shocked and deeply saddened by the news and expressed their thoughts in the comment section of the post.
YouTube also expressed their grief in a tweet. It read “We’re deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Grant Thompson, a gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator.”
Furthermore, the tweet read, “We send our deepest condolences to his loving family, The King of Random team and fans.”
In addition, Thompson’s friends from YouTube mourned his tragic death as well.
Rest In Peace Grant Thompson.
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