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Owner Of Segway Company Dies On Segway

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So tragic.

Jimi Heselden, owner of Segway Inc., died after reportedly driving his Segway scooter off a cliff and into a river yesterday morning.

"It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Jimi Heselden OBE, has died in a tragic accident near his home in West Yorkshire," said a spokesperson from Hesco Bastion, a company at which Heselden was a chairman.

Our thoughts are with his family!

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29 comments to “Owner Of Segway Company Dies On Segway”



  1. 1

    He just donated l0 million to charities and bought the company in December…he was in his sixty's….the machine uses a gyroscope to remain upright and is controlled by the direction in which the rider leans….so he was inspecting his property in England and leaned the wrong way, right off the cliff.



  2. 2

    Oh the irony!



  3. 3

    Rule, Britannia.
    Maybe John Cleese can star in the spoof of this incident.



  4. 4

    WTF!? Was it suicide? That's nuts!



  5. 5

    Wow, that is truly ironic (and sad). From what I've read, he sounded like a very nice man.



  6. 6

    WAY TO INCREASE SALES! BY THE WAY QUIT THAT BULLSHIT ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS BEING WITH HIS FAMILY. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HIS FAMILY AND YOU WOULD ONLY CARE IF THERE WAS SOME SHIT TO REPORT ON THEM.



  7. 7

    Seriously? He rode a segway of a cliff?



  8. 8

    How ironic…



  9. 9

    did he think he was living like the "Jetsons"?…honestly…kinda sounds like the "Titanic"..didn't think it would happen…just sayin



  10. 10

    This machine is the devil's handiwork.

  11. onyd says – reply to this


    11

    That is so straight out of a bad comedy movie. How do you ride a segue off of a cliff? STEP OFF.



  12. 12

    ROFL.



  13. 13

    This is like the Atkins guy who died of a heart attack. Sad.

  14. lolli says – reply to this


    14

    is this what we call, eh, irony?



  15. 15

    Suicide? He surely knows the area where he lives. Or like the first poster maybe he leaned right when he should have leaned left and the thing veered off and over the cliff.



  16. 16

    I never thought those things looked safe. Glad the owner of the company proved my point. I can just imagine the scene of him falling off the cliff… aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Splash!!!!



  17. 17

    Lol



  18. 18

    Re: Rain101 – Actually the Atkins diet doctor died of a fall on ice where he hit his head, much like the actress Natasha Richardson did. Although a number of years ago there was a health nut runner who wrote books and was pretty much the guru of running who dropped dead of a heart attack. A long time ago in Johnny Carson show history there was also some famous natural food guy who pretty much walked onto the set, sat down and died. I think the episode didn't get aired or that part didn't get aired, but it happened. Weird huh?

  19. npc25 says – reply to this


    19

    whats up with the exclamation point on the "thoughts are with your family"
    thats really creepy



  20. 20

    can't think of a more peaceful way to go



  21. 21

    off a cliff and into a river??? wtf??



  22. 22

    my best friend works for him they think it was an freak accident not a suicide. he did alot of work for the help for heros charity and also hesco bastian is his company also like camp bastian in afghanistan! he was a great man!! and was very respected around the community i live in and his memory and everything he lived for will be remembered! rest in peace jimmy.



  23. 23

    … than to be ushered out of this life on a segway. God works in mysterious ways!



  24. 24

    How is driving off a cliff an accident? Sounds like suicide!



  25. 25

    im sure its the way he wanted to go



  26. 26

    Re: Rain101 – Except Atkins didn't die of a heart attack. He fell on ice.



  27. 27

    Ironic much



  28. 28

    I agree with those who think this was a suicide. I guess he wanted his life to end with his greatest triumph…



  29. 29

    Was he texting?