Facebook Pays Tribute To Cannonball Stuntman “Matt Cranch”

On Easter Monday a tragic event unfolded in Kent, England when stuntman Matt Cranch died when his daredevil attempt to fly out from a cannonball went horribly wrong. Mr Cranch, 24 years of age had attended the Kent County Showground in Maidstone in front of an audience including families when the disaster happened. The safety net put in place to protect the stuntman’s landing gave way. Following on from this, friends and family have set up a Facebook page to pay tribute to him.

Cranch was shot out of a cannonball 40ft into the air but sustained serious injury when the net collapsed. He was rushed to hospital but died. Some of the Facebook messages as Metro stated, have included one from his friend James White who said, “Dude, I know you went doing something that you absolutely loved, with your trademark smile on your face.”

A huge percentage of speculators watching the stunt show would have been in shock and upset as to what they would have seen, but for some as mirror.co.uk reported, are actually asking for their £12 admission fee back, when the rest of the show was then cancelled.

Our thoughts are with Matt Cranch’s family and friends at this time. Did you yourself know him? Please feel free to leave your own messages and tributes below.