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Daredevil Unwittingly Films His Own Death As He Plunges From A 62-Story Building During Video Stunt

A 26-year old man from China has plunged to his death from a 62-story building after a “rooftopping” stunt went wrong. Wu Yongning had considered himself China’s first rooftopper and regularly filmed himself climbing various structures for his online fans.



On the live-streaming video site Volcano, Wu had posted 300 videos and had over a million followers. He live-streamed over 215 videos of himself performing stunts at treacherous heights and received around 55,000 yuan, or $8300, for doing so.

Wu had previously been a low-paid background actor in Chinese movies before deciding to give video blogging a try earlier this year. In only ten months, he created a loyal following online and realized that he could make much more money than he ever done as an actor.
Wu’s fans loved his rooftopping videos, so he traveled throughout the country, climbing China’s tallest structures and performing stunts to provide himself and his family with a better life.
Some of Wu’s most popular stunts included performing a one-armed handstand from 70 stories above the ground on top of the Sun Moon Light Plaza in Chongquing. He also walked along a tiny ledge on top of the 68-story Yuexiu Fortune Center in Wuhan. 
Back in July, Wu did pull-ups without a harness by grabbing the edge of a 3,280-foot high walkway in Zhangjiajie. It became one of this most famous stunts, and he was attempting to perform a similar feat the day he died.
On November 8, Wu made his way to the top of the 62-story Huayuan International Centre in Changsha. Only the first 44 floors are accessible to the general public, so it is believed Wu free climbed nearly 20 more floors to reach the top.
He had placed a camera on another part of the rooftop to film himself performing pull-ups from the ledge when the unthinkable happened. Wu lost his grip and plunged to his death. His body was discovered by a window cleaner on a terrace below.
While Wu sadly passed away that same day, it wasn’t until last week that his family finally confirmed his death. His online followers had been concerned since Wu hadn’t posted any new videos in over a month.
His girlfriend has since spoken out, claiming the pair were due to be engaged just two days after Wu’s death. She claims he was going to ask her father for permission to marry her and was planning to offer him a family bridal gift of 80,000 yuan.
That is the equivalent of around $12,000 and would have been approximately what Wu could have earned from his final stunt.
Authorities investigating the incident say no foul play was involved and have ruled Wu’s death as accidental.
You can watch Wu’s final video below, but be warned, it may be difficult for some to view:
Daredevils like Wu need to have a tremendous amount of skill to perform such dangerous stunts, and they know that death is a very real possibility.

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