Nitro Circus Star Erik Roner Dead at 39 After Freak Skydiving Accident

29 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Action sports star Erik Roner dies in skydiving accident.

Skydiver Erik Lars Roner, an MTV extreme athlete, was killed Monday when he flew into a tree during a charity golf event show Monday morning, authorities said.Erik Roner, a well-known action sports athlete who starred in MTV’s Nitro Circus, died Monday in a skydiving accident at Squaw Valley, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. The golf event was hosted in Olympic Valley by The Squaw Valley Institute, an organization to which Roner regularly dedicated his time, the statement said.

I always growing up wanted to travel the world on skis and see what there was out there,” he said in a 2011 interview with Freeskier Magazine. “It’s a great life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” Last year Roner made a video of himself tied to 90 helium balloons flying through the sky sitting on a lawn chair, recreating the scene from the movie “Up”.

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