“He had trained intensely for this stunt but as Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral that the pilot couldn’t correct,
“Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didn’t have time to pull his chute.” said the statement published.
Reports show that the young rapper died instantly. An online fundraiser has been put in place to raise money for funeral costs and to release James’s new music.
James had also enjoyed success as a competitive freeskier and was known for carrying out extreme stunts.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed they responded to “the sudden death of a parachuter” on Saturday evening.
CTV reported the plane and its pilot landed safely.