YouTube 'King of Random' star, Grant Thompson, dies in paragliding accident

Thompson's body was recovered early Tuesday morning in Utah after his family filed a missing person's report when he didn't return from a paragliding trip.
IMage: Grant Thompson, creator of "The King of Random" YouTube channel, died in a paragliding accident on July 29, 2019.
Grant Thompson, creator of "The King of Random" YouTube channel, died in a paragliding accident on July 29, 2019.The King of Random / via YouTube

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By Variety

Grant Thompson, the star and creator of popular YouTube channel "King of Random," died on Monday in a paragliding accident in Utah. He was 38.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Thompson's body was recovered early Tuesday morning in St. George, Utah after his family filed a missing person's report on Monday night when he didn't return from a paragliding trip.

Officials were able to quickly locate his body thanks to a GPS locator in his possession.

"It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night," a statement read on "The King of Random's" Instagram. "Grant's legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created."

Thompson had amassed over 11 million subscribers on his "King of Random" YouTube channel, posting experimental videos and clips about various projects. His most popular video, "How to Make LEGO Gummy Candy!" had over 26 million views.