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China’s Famed Rooftop Daredevil Dies After Falling Off a Skyscraper

His fans are devastated.

Wang Yongning has made a name for himself in China as the country’s first, self-styled rooftop daredevil. The extreme sports enthusiast, martial artist, and occasional supporting actor in TV and movies became famous for his risky stunts, which usually involved him walking or hanging on the edge of sky-high buildings without any protective gear.

Wang gained popularity in Chinese social media networks like Weibo (with screen name @Jixian-Yongning) and Meipai (a Chinese video-recording app), but his outrageous stunts also stirred controversy. Some concerned citizens feared that young and impressionable people might try and copy the daredevil.

But after his prolonged absence in social media, Wang’s fans started to worry.

The stuntman’s followers questioned why his accounts had not been updated for over a month. His last post was dated November 8, and users started to speculate that he had gotten into a major accident or, worse — he had died. Confirmation of Wang’s death came only recently.

Wang’s camp issued a statement to confirm that the Chinese daredevil had fallen down a skyscraper and died.

The tragic accident happened on November 8, too. His body was discovered the following day.

The statement also clarified that a previous video posted by Wang showing him dropping from a building was a gimmick recorded by Wang himself. It is not the footage of the fall that led to his death.

Wang’s social media has been flooded with condolences and tributes.

The last video he posted has earned thousands of likes, and users have been leaving his account with comments expressing their sadness over his passing.

Fans also thanked Wang for his contributions to the field of extreme sports.

Wang’s bio on Weibo reads:

“The goal is to challenge all skyscrapers in the world without any protection.”

Do you follow Wang and his stunts? How do you feel about this tragic news?

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