YouTube Star Grant Thompson Dies at 38 After Paragliding Accident: Family - NBC 6 South Florida

YouTube Star Grant Thompson Dies at 38 After Paragliding Accident: Family

Grant's brother, Mark Thompson, told TMZ of his brother's passing and shared that the YouTuber went paragliding on Monday evening

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    YouTube star Grant Thompson has died. He was 38.

    The internet personality, who went by "The King of Random" on YouTube, was known for sharing life hacks, random experiments and more. He amassed 11 million followers on his channel, making him one of the top influencers on the platform.

    Grant's brother Mark Thompson told TMZ of his brother's passing and shared that the YouTuber went paragliding on Monday evening. Mark told the publication Grant's body was discovered by authorities on Tuesday, but the family is still in the process of learning details about what happened.

    Earlier Tuesday, a video titled "Grant Thompson, in Memoriam" was uploaded to the internet personality's YouTube page.

    "It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night," the description read on the video tribute. "Grant had great love and appreciation for his fans. We invite you to share your thoughts for Grant and the channel in the comments."

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    The statement continued, "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."

    Many shared their condolences in the comment section, with many still in complete shock over the news.

    "He will be truly missed," one fan wrote. Another said, "Ive watched this mans videos sinces day one, its sad to say goodbye. You have my condolences." Someone else shared, "My heart feels so heavy for the family and it hurts me that he has passed."

    Additionally, YouTube issued a statement over the 38-year-old star's death. "We're deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Grant Thompson, a gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator. We send our deepest condolences to his loving family, The King of Random team and fans."