Famous Chinese “Rooftopper” Wu Yongning Loses Grip and Falls 62 Stories to His Death
This is horrifying. Wu Yongning, known as "China’s first rooftopper," accidentally died on Nov. 8, and the horrific moment was captured on video. The 26-year-old was doing pull-ups at Huayuan International Centre in Changsha when he lost his grip and plunged 62 stories to his death.
Wu's girlfriend, who goes by Jin Jin, told Beijing News that the building he fell from is only open to the public up to the 44th floor before key cards are needed to access the Grand Hyatt hotel, so she believes the daredevil actually took an elevator "over 40 floors" before free-climbing the "nearly 20 floors" left to the top, she said. His death occurred just days before he was going to propose. He also planned to bring her family a bridal gift of 80,000 Chinese yuan (about $12,000), which was roughly the same amount he was expected to earn from the video, Jin Jin told the outlet.
Wu placed a camera on another part of the building to capture his stunt, which recorded the exact moment he let go from the building. He landed on a terrace below, where a window cleaner later found his body. Althogh Wu died in early November, his death wasn't confirmed to his family until a month later after fans voiced concern over his lack of video posts to his social media accounts. Local authorities deemed the death an accident and already ruled out foul play.
Last Friday, his girlfriend wrote online, "Today is December 8th. It makes me think of November 8th, the day you left us and left this world." Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
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