Daredevil Dies in 62-Story Fall

Oscar Cross
December 13, 2017

A well-known Chinese "rooftopping" photographer fell to his death from the top of a 62-story skyscraper after the stunt he was attempting went horribly wrong. His girlfriend confirmed the daredevil's death almost a month later.

Yongning had amassed a huge fan following on the social media site and his fans were simply heartbroken to hear the news. he used to post hundreds of clips of himself standing on or dangling off tall buildings without any safety harnesses.

Citing the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, the New York Post reports that Yongning would have received about $15,000 for the stunt, although it is unclear who was offering the prize.

The Telegraph reports that the reason for the silence is that Wu, aged 26, had a fatal fall from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre in the central city of Changsha on November 8.

Yongning had martial arts training, and previously took part in some television and film productions.

A man who became famous for scaling buildings and climbing rooftops sealed his own fate and fell to his death. He had more than one million followers on the social media platform Weibo and starred in online advertisements.

He had hoped to use the money to marry his girlfriend and pay his mother's medical expenses.

Wu told his viewers not to imitate his stunts, the BBC reported.

"He planned to propose to his girlfriend [the day after the challenge]", Yongning's stepuncle Feng Shengliang told the South China Morning Post.

On Weibo, friends and fans had a mixed reaction to the news.

Another user asked: "Why would you seek attention in such a unsafe way, just for your fans?"

The rooftopping trend is popular across the world in heavily developed cities.

"I have even saved him once... we stopped playing together", he added.

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