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Extreme skier Shane McConkey, who lived and trained near Lake Tahoe, was killed jumping off a cliff with a parachute while filming a movie in Italy. He was 39.
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"Skiing today owes Shane more than it probably knows," LaPlante told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "He taught the industry how to have fun by pushing and redefining the limits."
Extreme skier McConkey dies in jump in Italy
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"He taught the (skiing) industry how to have fun by pushing and redefining the limits."

And he died as a result of pushing and redefining those limits. Where is fun in that?
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Ah - Oh.

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This ought to be the wrong Shane. I got a friend at the Vatican who confirmed me that this Shane did not go down.
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