Regardless of whether or not Mark Sutton knew the risks of what he chose to do professionally, that doesn't make this any less sad. We mean, he was only 42 years old!
Mark is known around the world as the guy who played James Bond during the Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2012 — the one that jumped out of the helicopter, that is! He was killed trying to complete a dangerous wing-diving accident, when he crashed into a mountain ridge in the Swiss Alps.
Here's what the police said:
"He was part of a group of about 20 other comrades in Chamonix which are regarded to be among the best in the world."
And here's what Danny Boyle, the creator behind the Opening Ceremonies, said:
"The show was built from so many contributions from so many people, none finer and braver than Mark Sutton's. On behalf of everyone in the show we were all honored to have him worked with him and to have known him as a friend and a professional."
This is a big loss for Mark's profession, for sure, let alone his friends and family.
Our thoughts go out to everyone personally affected by such a tragic event.