YouTube Star Grant Thompson became popular as the host of popular channel “The King of Random” has died in a paragliding accident, declared his family source.
YouTube Authority reported that the 38-year-old Grant Thompson had 11 million subscribers on the channel and billions of viewers, was reported missing after he did not return from a paragliding trip in Utah.
On Tuesday, a GPS device that was attached with his was used to locate his dead body.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook that the rescuers had recovered the paragliding equipment along with the video recording device, which may assist to shed some light on the crash.
His family had informed Thompson’s fans about his death news on social media pages.
Hie family wrote on Instagram; “It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night,” adding that “Please do a random act of love or kindness today in honor of The King of Random.”
“Grant’s legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created,” they said.
His channel used to explore how things actually works.
One of Thompson’s popular videos – “How to Make LEGO Gummy Candy!” – detailed how to make candy at home, and another was titled as “What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your face?”
Grant Thompson’s last video was “Rice Cake RAFT! Will It Float?” got published on Sunday.
Ahead of building his YouTube Kingdom, he used to work as an airline pilot for 11-years and then worked for a brief time in real estate, informed 2017 interview with MediaKix.
He said in the interview that “I started making videos on YouTube showing people what I was tinkering with and what I was coming up with,” adding that “it turned into a big enough movement that I shut down my real estate business, I quit the airlines, and now it’s all YouTube.”