James Bond stuntman dead

Aug 15, 2013, 23:37 IST | IANS

British stuntman Mark Sutton, who thrilled billions of viewers around the world by jumping out of a helicopter as James Bond during the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, has died in an accident. He was 41.

Sutton died when a plane wing-diving stunt went wrong in Martigny, Switzerland Wednesday, reports contactmusic.com.

Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident, but it is believed Sutton died instantly after he crashed into a rocky ridge in the Swiss Alps.

Sutton doubled for actor Daniel Craig during the iconic segment at the event last year, parachuting into London's Olympic Stadium from a helicopter, followed by another stuntman dressed as British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. 

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