YouTube star Grant Thompson has been confirmed dead in a paragliding accident. He was aged 38 years.
TMZ reports that Grant Thompson‘s body was recovered early Tuesday, following the filing of a missing person’s report by his family and the dispatch of a search party. His family reportedly filed a missing person’s report when he did not return on Monday.
Before his death, Grant Thompson found fame onYouTube with his channel, King of Random. Following his death the channel announced his passing via its Instagram page, stating Grant Thompson left a legacy which will outlive him.
“Grant’s legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created,” the post reads in part.
Grant Thompson created his channel in 2011 and at the time of his has over 11 million subscribers. His videos have been described as experimental even quirky. But then his fans love his creation and gave him all the support he could ever ask for: watching his creation.
For instance, one of his videos, How to make LEGO gummy candy! has over 26 million views. And the stats are increasing following the announcement of his death by his family.
Also, following the announcement, tributes have been pouring in from around the world, from those whose lives he had impacted via his video. Some of his subscribers even recall some of his best videos they have watched,
Grant Thompson will be especially missed by the YouTube community, where he was a notable member thanks to his insanely popular posts.
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