Chinese daredevil Wu Yongning climbed buildings to try to lift his family out of poverty.
A Chinese daredevil known for dangling off skyscrapers without safety harnesses has died while attempting one of his trademark exploits.
Wu Yongning, 26, was doing pull-ups at the top of the Huayuan Hua Center when he seemed to lose strength, then his grip, and fell, the video, which has gone viral, shows.
In an bad incident, a 26-year-old Chinese daredevil who was famous for rooftop climbing including all perilous stunts and other death-defying challenges, fell to his death after losing grip from a 62- storey building in Changsha, China. He left the job to focus full time on rooftopping, and often appeared in social media advertisements.
The stunts, done without safety equipment, were widely shared by Wu's fans, and wildly profitable for him.
The death was officially confirmed on December 8 by family members, Channel NewsAsia reports, who say Wu expected to get paid around $15,000 for performing the feat. He didn't return her phone calls or her messages which led her to, initially, believe he had been arrested.
Wu, who was from Ningxiang in Hunan province, worked as a film extra before he turned to a career in rooftopping. In February, he began posting his daredevil stunts on Weibo, attracting more than a million followers.
Yonging's body was later discovered on a terrace by a window cleaner.
He travelled across China, posting 301 videos from the top of buildings up to 483m in height, Beijing News said.
Wu was reportedly scaling the tower to earn money to help his impoverished family.
"He planned to propose to his girlfriend [the day after the challenge]", Wu's step-uncle, Feng Shengliang, said.