Legendary skydiver and BASE jumping trailblazer Alexander Polli has died following a wingsuit crash in the French Alps, authorities told NBC News. He was 31.
Polli achieved fame in the world of wingsuit BASE jumping, performing cinematic stunts captured on videos that captivated millions on YouTube.
The dual Italian-Norwegian national crashed into a tree shortly after 11 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET) on Monday while jumping in the Couloir Ensa near Chamonix, according to the PGHM mountain rescue unit.
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