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Grant Thompson dead: Youtube star dies aged 38 following paragliding accident | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The Youtube icon reportedly died following a paragliding accident. The Youtube star is best known for creating the series King of random. His family confirmed the news following a crash near Sand Hallow State Park.

According to TMZ, Grant's brother had confirmed that he had gone paragliding on Monday night.

However, the Youtube star never returned.

Grant's brother also confirmed that the authorities found his body on Tuesday.

Following the news of his unfortunate passing, Youtube released a statement where they sent their condolences to the family.

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The statement read: "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."

Grant began his channel in 2010.

He started the channel to show his experiments and life hacks.

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Eventually, it went to gain 11 million subscribers and almost 2.5 billion views.

At the time of his passing, Grant's channel had become the 321st most subscribed channel on Youtube.

Fellow Youtube star, Logan Paul also released a statement following Grant's death.

Logan said: "Stunned & heartbroken.

"A man full of vibrancy, curiosity, and passion.

"We’d talk back and forth about the ins & outs & of the internet, mental health, and creative strategy. RIP brother"


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