So heartwrenching. Action sports star Erik Roner, who was often featured on MTV’s ‘Nitro Circus,’ died in a skydiving accident in Lake Tahoe, California on Sept. 28, according to a new report. He was only 37 years old. Find out all the details here.
This is so incredibly sad. Erik Roner, who was often featured on MTV’s Nitro Circus, allegedly died in a freak skydiving accident, a new report claims. Erik, 37, was reportedly performing a jump with a group of skydivers during a golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 28, when something went horribly wrong.
Sadly, Erik hit a tree on his descent died from injuries sustained in the accident, a spokesperson for Squaw Valley Ski Resort told TMZ. Erik, who was often featured on Travis Pastrana‘s Nitro Circus show, was an action sports star legend. He even skydived with an umbrella in 2013 — watch that video below.
Erik is survived by his wife, Annika, and two children, Oskar and Kasper. The story is developing, but since this sad news broke, fans, as well as members of his MTV family, have been mourning Erik’s death on Twitter.
RIP Erik Roner. feels like i grew up watching that guy do nutty stuff. sad day, and cant imagine how his friends feel.
— dan b (@lowercasedan) September 28, 2015
So heartwrenching. http://t.co/5KBeNFM3kl
— Luca Forzin (@Luca_Forzin) September 28, 2015
— hardhittingsports (@kasuwell) September 28, 2015
— Matt (@mattportugal) September 28, 2015
— Sheridan Stowell (@SheridanStowell) September 28, 2015
— Dave Mirra (@davemirra) September 28, 2015
Wow. R.I.P. Erik Roner. Hate hearing things like this happen.
— žkj (@zachjaynes) September 28, 2015
Horrible to hear the news of Erik Roner passing… Such an amazing guy and an incredible athlete…My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
— Louie Vito (@louievito) September 28, 2015
Outside Television, a network which aired Locals (another TV series starring Erik), also released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com: “There are no words that can express this tremendous loss to the Outside Television family. Erik was not only a colleague, but also a personal friend, and it was a joy to watch him celebrate life on a daily basis. We are still trying to process this tragedy. Our hearts go out to his family.”
Our thoughts go out to Erik Roner’s friends and family during this difficult time. This is so heartbreaking.
— Chris Rogers