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Tragic sky-diving: Daredevil climber was planning to propose to his girlfriend the next day

“Rooftopper” Wu Yongning. (Courtesy of Weibo)

Daredevil climber and social media star Wu Yongning, who recently plunged to his death while scaling a 62-storey skyscraper, was reportedly planning to propose to his girlfriend the following day.

The quote of the Wu’s step-uncle Feng Shengliang, The South China Morning Post reports that the 26-year-old was about to set. “He was planning to propose to his girlfriend [the day after the challenge],” Feng said. “He needed the money for the wedding, and for the medical treatment of his sick mother.”

Wu, a so-called “rooftopper,” had gained a huge following on social media by climbing tall buildings without safety equipment and the placing of the dizzying selfies and videos online. Millions of people have seen that his tragic fall from a skyscraper in the Chinese city of Changsha.

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“Rooftopper” Wu Yongning. (Courtesy of Weibo)

The climber had apparently set up a camera phone to record, are doomed stunt. Graphic video appeared online allegedly showing the 26-year-old to lower herself over the edge of the Spa Hua city Center of Changsha. In the grisly video, Wu can be seen at the top of the building, before you try to hoist themselves on, and apparently struggling to gain a foothold. It is tragic that he quickly loses his grip and falls out of the shot. The camera, which was trained on the top of the building, not to record the moment of impact.

The Sun reports that Wu fell to about 45 meters on a terrace and then died.

The climber had reportedly an elevator up 40 floors and climbed a 20-story for the setting of the stunt.

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Artist illustration of Spa Hua Centre (Wong Tong Group)

AsiaOne reports that the video of the gruesome incident surfaced online Dec. 10. The accident happened Nov. 8, it said, citing a message of Wu’s girlfriend on the Chinese social networking site Weibo.

Entry of the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, the New York Post reports that Yongning would have received about $15,000 for the stunt, but it is not clear who was offering the prize.

Wu, a former movie stuntman, had more than a million followers on Weibo, according to The Independent.

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