A French daredevil known for his high-risk slackline walks performed around the world plummeted to this death Tuesday in a stunt gone wrong.
Frenchman Tancrede Melet, an expert slackliner, BASE jumper and wing-suiter, was part of a group of stuntmen known as the “Flying Frenchies” and “Skyliners,” according to ABC News.
His team – who perform on mountain peaks and skyscrapers – confirmed Melet’s death to the news outlet.
French media reported that the 32-year-old and four members of his team were getting ready to perform a stunt in Drome, France, with a hot air balloon when Melet accidently fell more than 100 feet to the ground and was killed.
“Tancrede Melet, a surprising lover of life, surprised us yesterday morning by leaving us too soon. He leaves behind wonderful memories, a taste of freedom and a head full of dreams,” the group said on its Facebook page.
According to Melet’s bio on the Flying Frenchies website, he worked as an engineer for four years before quitting his job to become a full-time stuntman, The Inertia reports.
He leaves behind his partner, Tiphaine Breillot, and a young child.