Death of Grant Thompson

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Grant Thompson (November 21, 1980 - July 29, 2019) was an American YouTuber, who was best known for his DIY projects and experiments often involving large amounts of a single item on his YouTube channel: The King of Random.

What Happened?

On July 29, 2019, Thompson was killed in a paramotoring crash near the Honeymoon Trail in Washington County, Utah. His family had reported him missing around 10:30 pm to the Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) after he did not return from the trip that day. Officers used GPS to connect to a locator found on his body; the case remains under investigation. He was survived by his wife and four sons. The channel uploaded Grant Thompson, in Memoriam to YouTube on July 30. The video was exactly one minute long, and was simply a picture of Thompson with the caption "Grant Thompson, 1980-2019".

On August 1, 2019, a video titled Thank you, Grant was uploaded to the YouTube channel, in which a somber Bonham and Gade present a montage of Thompson's various experiments, spliced with clips of him discussing how far the channel had come. In this video, Bonham confirmed that the channel would be continuing to upload, stating it was what Thompson would have wanted. It was the first time either host had appeared in a video since Thompson's death.

This page is dedicated to Grant.

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