WARNING: The video below is graphic.
He’s a daredevil selfie-taker who films himself doing stunts from the tops of buildings. He walks ledges, hangs from the sides, and makes breathtaking jumps with no harness, safety equipment or nets. Today, it was reported that the young man known as “Rooftopper” fell from a 62-story skyscraper in China and plunged to his death.
Wu Yongning became “YouTube famous” with his amazing selfie-style videos. But his last video shows the 26-year-old falling from the top of the 62-story Huayuan Hua Centre in the Chinese city of Changsha.
Rooftopper was reportedly attempting to claim $11,200 for a clip promoting an unnamed sponsor.
AsiaOne reports that a video of the horrific incident surfaced online Dec. 10. The accident occurred Nov. 8, it said, citing a post by Wu’s girlfriend on Chinese social media site Weibo.
Rooftopper, a former movie stuntman, had more than one million followers on the Chinese Internet.
The video of his death, which is shown below, is from a camera he had rigged to capture his latest stunt. From what is seen in the video, it appears the 26-year-old lost his grip.
Here is the video of his falling from the building:
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