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Canadian Rapper Jon James McMurray Dies in Plane Stunt Gone Wrong

Rapper was filming a project when he died at 34

Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray died Saturday while performing a stunt that involved rapping while walking on a plane, Vancouver’s CTV News reported Monday. He was 34.

Citing a statement from McMurray’s management team, the outlet reported that the rapper was filming a project that was months in the making when he “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.”

The statement added, “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 plane and the pilot landed safely, the statement added.

CTV reported that police, the coroner and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating McMurray’s death.

“His passion for making music videos and performing stunts were combined, and Jon pushed music in a new direction that was uncharted territory,” Calgary native McMurray’s team said of the deceased rapper.