YouTube Star Grant Thompson: Dies in Paragliding Accident

Rest in Peace, King of Random.

YouTube star Grant Thompson died yesterday (Tuesday) in a paragliding accident in Utah. Rescuers located his body after getting reports that he was overdue to return. There’s no word yet on why his paraglider crashed, but there was recording equipment on board.

His channel, which has more than 11 million subscribers, features videos on “life hacks, experiments and random weekend projects.” (USA Today)

Hot Takes:

  • Some of his most popular videos showed you how to open a coconut without any tools, what happens when you expose your face to liquid nitrogen and how to make your own Slurpee instantly.
  • It’s hard enough to get me on an airplane. You’d never get me on a glider.
  • If there’s any solace, he died living his fullest life. How many of us would be able to say that if today were our day?