Star of MTV’s show, Nitro Circus, Erik Roner, 39, has died during the end of a skydiving stunt.
The performance was part of a golf event near Olympic Country, Northern California. He struck a tree and the authorities in the rescue were not able to get him from the tree on which he got entangled and was pronounced dead immediately, according to USA Today.
He died after “suffering fatal injuries,” according to E! Online.
Members of Nitro Circus community expressed their condolences to his family, including his co-star, Chad Kagy.
“We lost a member of our Nitro Circus family today. We are all heart broken and surprised to lose Erik Roner,” he posted on his Facebook account. “We love you Rubs and are sending our best to Anika, Oskar, and Kasper.”
He was part of a group that was performing for the event. The other members of the stunt landed safely. There is an investigation going on and according to USA Today, the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified already.
One witness, a friend of Roner, said the incident happened before the golf event and he looked “in horror” as he saw two other team members landed safely but his friend slammed into a tree.
Roner’s parachute got entangle on the tree. There were immediate efforts to rescue him but it was too late, said in the E! Online report.
Nitro Circus is a show on MTV about freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana and his friends. Roner also hosted the TV show “Locals” on Outside Television.