General Grant Thompson, YouTube star of "King of Random", dead at 38

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    (CNN)Grant Thompson, who as the "King of Random" racked up billions of video views on YouTube, has died, his family posted on his official social media accounts.

    He was 38.

    A posting on his verified Instagram account Tuesday stated: "It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Grant Thompson passed away last night."

    "Grant had great love and appreciation for his fans. We invite you to share your thoughts for Grant and the channel in the comments," the caption read. "Please do a random act of love or kindness today in honor of The King of Random. Grant's legacy will live on in the channel and the global community he created."

    Thompson lived in Hurricane, Utah, and according to the St. George News authorities there received a missing persons report after Thompson didn't return from a paragliding trip near Honeymoon Trail.

    Thompson reportedly had a GPS device on him which was used to locate his body shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

    Read more here. (CNN)

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