Danny Boyle pays tribute to James Bond Olympic stuntman who died in daredevil accident (From This Is Lancashire)
Danny Boyle pays tribute to James Bond Olympic stuntman who died in daredevil accident
7:55pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
FORMER Thornleigh Salesian pupil Danny Boyle, pictured, has led tributes to Olympics stuntman Mark Sutton after he died in a wingsuit crash in the Swiss Alps.
The 42-year-old former British Army officer, who parachuted out over the Olympic Stadium dressed as 007 during the showpiece spectacle, died after hitting a mountain ridge during the freefall from a helicopter near Mont Blanc.
Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Boyle, from Radcliffe, who directed the opening ceremony, said Mr Sutton's death was “a huge loss to his profession”.
He added: “In a brilliant partnership with Gary Connery, they made the stadium gasp at the opening ceremony in London 2012 and left indelible memories for people from all walks of life all over the world.
“The show was built from so many contributions from so many people, none finer and braver than Mark Sutton.”
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