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Instagram comedian and amateur stuntman killed in a catastrophic motorcycle crash

Popular Instagram comedian Johnny ‘Danger’ Bennett has reportedly been killed in a catastrophic motorcycle crash.

Emergency services were called to the site of a single-vehicle crash at a highway intersection in north Auckland, New Zealand at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

While police are unable to confirm the identity of the crash victim at this time, a close friend has claimed that it was in fact Mr Bennett who lost his life in the accident, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Popular Instagram comedian Johnny ‘Danger’ Bennett (pictured) has reportedly been killed in a catastrophic motorcycle crash

Emergency services were called to the site of a single-vehicle crash at a highway intersection in north Auckland, New Zealand at about 2.30pm on Tuesday

Emergency services were called to the site of a single-vehicle crash at a highway intersection in north Auckland, New Zealand at about 2.30pm on Tuesday

‘He was a lovely and caring person,’ said  friend Julian Rivers-Smith.

Another motorcyclist who was riding with Bennett at the time of the crash claimed he was in a group of 30 to 50 riders who had all come together for an Anzac Day ride.

‘I only knew his name was Johnny, because everyone was calling him that,’ the man said.

‘I didn’t know he was anyone famous until later.’ 

Bennett's close friend, Julian Rivers-Smith, claims that he was killed in the road accident

Bennett’s close friend, Julian Rivers-Smith, claims that he was killed in the road accident

The New Zealand social media sensation was well-known for his tongue-in-cheek comedy and stuntman antics.

He had more than 287,000 likes on Facebook and 203,000 followers on Instagram.

Today, Johnny Danger’s social media pages are being inundated with heartfelt tributes and commiserations.

‘Thanks for bringing an unbelievable amount of laughs into my life,’ wrote one fan, while another said: ‘You lived more in your short life than most live in there [sic] entire life. 

‘Cheers for the good times, laughs and smiles dude.’ 

The New Zealand social media sensation was well-known for his tongue-in-cheek comedy and stuntman antics

The New Zealand social media sensation was well-known for his tongue-in-cheek comedy and stuntman antics

Johnny Danger's social media pages are being inundated with heartfelt tributes and commiserations, with one fan writing: 'You lived more in your short life than most live in there [sic] entire life. Cheers for the good times, laughs and smiles dude'

Johnny Danger’s social media pages are being inundated with heartfelt tributes and commiserations, with one fan writing: ‘You lived more in your short life than most live in there [sic] entire life. Cheers for the good times, laughs and smiles dude’



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