Renowned skateboarder Josh Neuman, who had over a million subscribers on YouTube, died in a deadly plane crash here in Iceland.
The YouTuber was on board a small Cessna plane with four other people when the aircraft crashed into a lake resulting in the death of all the people on board.
According to the reports, the social media influencer was on the plane with an intention of creating visual content for “Belgian fashion label suspicious Antwerp.”
The Cessna plane left the capital city of Reykjavik on Thursday but soon lost contact with the control room. The plane never returned and days later the bodies of the victims were found in a nearby lake of Thingvallavatn.
He was known for making skateboarding videos and had over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube.
Neuman started making short videos related to skateboarding at the tender age of 12 while using the camera of his father. Later on, he dropped out of college in order to pursue a career in extreme sports and filmmaking.
The untimely demise of the young YouTuber shocked the world and tributes and condolences immediately started pouring in as soon as this news spread like wildfire.
Spencer Shipman, a digital creator wrote “Josh touched the lives of millions of people across the world. I don’t think I fully understood the magnitude and range of your impact until you passed away because you were always just Josh to me, my friend.
“You were a friend who I admired, looked up to, and trusted with my deepest thoughts and insecurities. “Trying my best to keep it together and live how you would want me to. I love you man. Fly high and rest easy brother.”
The Speechless posted: “He (Josh) inspired us tremendously. His attitude and smile brought so much joy to those around him.
“His legacy will continue to shine and also continue to push us to do what we love. I’m honored to have seen some of his journey.”
The other deceased along with Josh Neuman was 32-year-old skydiver Nicola Bellavia, suspicious Antwerp’s junior sponsorship manager 27-year-old Tim Alings, and the pilot 49-year-old Haraldur Diego.
In a statement, Suspicious Antwerp said: “We are enormously distressed by the news and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends.“We are in close contact with them, as well as the authorities, and we’re doing everything we can to assist them during these difficult times.”