Wu Yongning, the rooftopper who shockingly fell to his death, planned on asking his girlfriend’s parents for permission to marry her after the fatal stunt. Get details here.
So heartbreaking. Chinese rooftopper Wu Yongning’s longtime girlfriend, Jin Jin, sadly revealed that he was planning to ask her parents’ permission to marry her just two days after he fell to his death on Nov. 8. Wu died after attempting to do pull ups on a 62-story skyscraper building, which would have won him $15, 000 in prize money. “He planned to propose to his girlfriend [the day after the challenge],” his step-uncle South China Morning Post according to Newsweek. “He needed the money for the wedding, and for medical treatment for his ailing mother.” See photos of Wu doing his crazy stunts here.
Wu’s step-uncle didn’t expand on his mother’s condition, but he did say that he was helping his nephew plan the marriage proposal. The 26-year-old’s death was not confirmed until a month later on Dec. 8 when his girlfriend posted a message on social media after his followers were becoming concerned that he hadn’t updated his page. “Today is December 8th. It makes me think of November 8th, the day you left us and left this world,” Jin Jin wrote online.
Wu’s horrifying fall was filmed by a camera he placed on another building that he was using to record the stunt. The disturbing video has made headlines and introduced the daredevil to a wider audience. He was well known in China and would often post videos of his successful stunts on the social media page, Weibo, where he gained thousands of followers.
We are sending our condolences to everyone affected by Wu’s death.
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