Adventurer Johnny Strange Dies at 23 After Wingsuiting Accident

by Zach Seemayer 6:14 PM PDT, October 01, 2015
Photo: YouTube

World renowned adventurer and daredevil Johnny Strange died during a wingsuiting accident in Switzerland. He was 23.

The three-time world record holder, best known for climbing the world's seven highest summits by the time he was 17, is believed to have died after a malfunction with his equipment, E! News reports.

The star, who was a frequent guest on the Los Angeles radio program The Kevin & Bean Show, called into the program on Monday from Switzerland where he talked about the stunt he was preparing to undertake.

On Wednesday, hosts Kevin Ryder and Bean Baxter took to Facebook to share the news of Johnny's death and their condolences.

"Johnny was an amazing & incredibly inspiring person," the post reads. "We've loved following his adventures & are so grateful that we were able to catch up with him this past Monday from Switzerland… We will miss you, Johnny."

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Strange also posted a short clip to YouTube of one of his successful wingsuit flights, giving a look at what goes into the extreme sport.

Strange first gained notoriety when he climbed to the peak of Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica when he was 12. He was an avid climber, base jumper and experienced wingsuit flier.

No additional details regarding Strange's death have been released.