Johnny Florez, 32, died last Friday on Mount Titlis, Switzerland while performing parachute exercises in preparation for an extreme sports tournament in China.
The two friends that he was practicing with landed safely.
Jhonny’s Red Bull Athlete Bio:
“Colombian Jhonathan Flórez will always be remembered as one of the flying legends of the world. He practised skydiving for over a decade, had a few thousand jumps under his belt and, on April 21 2012, he broke four world records in a single flight. Using a wingsuit, he jumped from an aeroplane cruising at 37,265ft [11,358m] at -45°C below zero.” – Red Bull
“Jhonathan Florez was not only a good friend he was also a wonderful human being.” – Jeb Corliss
Jhonny held four world records in BASE jumping. He tweeted an image of himself parachuting just hours before his death.
Jhonny was from Colombia and was a stuntman in the new Point Break movie.
“The Point Break Movie family mourns the loss of our friend and brother Jhonny (Jhonathan Florez). He was a literal force of nature who would light up a room by his mere presence. A multiple world record holder, Jhonny brought his seemingly effortless talent to helping us create the incredible wingsuit sequences featured in the film. Even as we grieve, we find some comfort in knowing that he lived life to the fullest and pursued what he loved in every moment.” – Point Break the Movie
It’s reported that 20 people die each year from BASE jumping.