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Motorcycle Stuntman Alex Harvill Dead At 28 After Practicing For World Record Jump

Jun. 18 2021, Published 9:38 a.m. ET

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Motorcycle stuntman Alex Harvill has died at the age of 28 while practicing for a world record jump.

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According to the Grant County Coroner's Office in Washington, Harvill "died after crashing his motorcycle while performing a practice jump at the Grant County International Airport" on Thursday, June 17. 

"His family has been notified," a spokesperson told E! News. "Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex's family, friends and loved ones."

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According to the coroner's office, an autopsy will be conducted on Friday, June 18, to determine the manner and cause of death.

In a video obtained by TMZ, Harvill crashed ahead of landing on the dirt mound before falling off his bike.

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Harvill was initially reported as injured by the Moses Lake Airshow on Instagram, who shared that he was hurt "during his warm-up before the jump" and was taken to the hospital. 

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"Our hearts are with Alex and his family, and wish him a speedy recovery. All proceeds from today’s jump will be donated to Alex to contribute to his medical expenses," the Moses Lake Airshow wrote.

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CNN reported that Harvill was trying to beat a record set by Robbie Maddison on March 29, 2008 by jumping 351 feet, according to Guinness World Records. Harvill already broke a record of his own with a 297-foot dirt-to-dirt jump in 2013.

Fans took to social media to offer their condolences and tributes.

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"Rest in Peace to a legend," one commented on his latest Instagram post.

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"Sorry to hear of your passing bud. Prayers to your family ❤️," another wrote.

"We’re going to miss you bro !!! Rest easy. 💔," a third fan shared.

Just last month, the biker welcomed his second child with his wife Jessica Harvill. Watson Robert Harvill was born on May 18. The late stuntman is also a father to Willis, 4.

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