MTV releases emotional Johnny Danger tribute

Johnny Danger
MTV is mourning the loss of a "family member". Photo credit: Instagram

MTV has released a statement following the death of stuntman and comedian Johnny Danger, saying it is "mourning the loss of an MTV family member". 

The Kiwi social media celebrity died on Wednesday after crashing his motorbike near the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Hobson Rd in north Auckland about 2:30pm.

MTV describes the "beloved stuntman" as a "daredevil" and says he "gained thousands of followers for his hilarious skits and often very risky stunt videos".

"On behalf of everyone here at MTV we are absolutely devastated. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends," the statement reads.

"And to Johnny, we've truly lost one of the greats. We hope you're cracking into the Danger's Lager up there. Whenever we swig, we'll be doing it for you."

Danger first made headlines for a 2013 stunt labelled "idiotic" and "reckless" by police, in which he rode across the Auckland Harbour Bridge on the roof of a taxi.

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