Millions of YouTube subscribers were shocked Tuesday (July 30) with the news that The King of Random star Grant Thompson had passed away.
He was just 38 at the time of his death.
“It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night,” a YouTube caption read underneath a subdued memorial video that went live Tuesday (July 30.) “Grant had great love and appreciation for his fans. We invite you to share your thoughts for Grant and the channel in the comments. Please do a random act of love or kindness today in honor of The King of Random. Grant’s legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created.”
According to TMZ, Thompson died following a paragliding accident near Sand Hollow State Park in Utah. A report of a missing person had been made after Thompson failed to return from his paragliding ride, falling off radar near the state park.
Soon after the news went public, social media was flooded with messages of shock and condolences for Thompson.
“To The King of Random, a genuine man, an inspiration, an entertainer, a great educator, a great elucidator and an overall legend,” one follower wrote. “You have Impacted so many of us with the time you had, you will never be forgotten, you will be missed dearly. Farewell R.I.P”
We send our condolences to his family, friends and fans during this painful time.