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The inventor behind YouTube’s popular “King of Random” channel, Grant Thompson has died at age 38 following a paragliding accident in Utah.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Thompson’s body was recovered in St. George, Utah, Tuesday morning after it received reports of a tardy paraglider Monday.
A statement posted to the department’s Facebook account on Tuesday said “Dispatchers were able to obtain an updated GPS location of the pilot’s cell phone”. “As the helicopter approached the area, they were able to locate the pilot’s body… Unfortunately the pilot was determined to be deceased.”
Authorities also recovered paragliding equipment and a recording device, which detectives are “currently reviewing…to determine factors which led to the aircraft crash.”
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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.
“It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night,” said a statement on the official “King of Random” Instagram account Tuesday. “Grant’s legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created.”
Thompson accumulated over 11 million YouTube subscribers on his “King of Random” channel, which features videos on “life hacks, experiments, and random weekend projects.”
His account has approximately 2.5 billion views since it was started in January 2010.
YouTube’s official Twitter account presented their “deepest condolences to his loving family, The King of Random team and fans.”
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
“We’re deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Grant Thompson, a gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator,” @YouTube added.