The incident happened on Saturday, when the 34-year-old was filming for a long-term project, which included him walking onto the plane’s wing and rapping. According to a report from The Canadian Press, McMurray’s management team viewed the feat as a “beacon of light to follow your dreams,” the team shared in a statement. McMurray had been training “intensively” for the stunt, the team said.
“However, as Jon 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 team said, adding, “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 pilot were both safe.
Our prayers are with his family and friends.