A longtime voiceover actor, best known for his work on AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," died after a midair collision during a jump at a Southeast Texas skydiving center Saturday. The Houston-area center, Skydive Spaceland, said in a statement that two seasoned skydivers deployed parachutes normally during a planned group jump on Saturday, but that they later collided and fell to the ground, killing one and injuring the other. The man who died was identified by his longtime agent as Randy Schell, who worked as a voiceover actor for more than 25 years. Schell's voice could be heard on commercials for different television shows, including "Fear the Walking Dead," and for various companies, including Geico. His agent, Jenny Bosby, on Sunday described Schell as a "generous, spirited man" who mentored many in his industry.
A skydiving instructor in his 60s and a Singaporean man in his 20s died when their parachute failed to open in a tandem skydiving tragedy 50 miles southwest of Sydney, Austrailia. Videos released Saturday show the chilling final moments of their lives, which includes a clip of the instructor joking about his demise. The victims' names have not been disclosed, but multiple videos have been released of the men before their death. One video, released by the Daily Mail Austrailia shows the instructor in high spirits, joking about potentially landing off course when they skydive. If you don't, s--- happens," the instructor said to a few laughs, adding "if you're lucky," they might "get a good instructor."
A stuntman from "The Walking Dead" has died after he had an accident on the set of the AMC series. The Coweta County Coroner's Office told Fox News stuntman John Bernecker died Wednesday evening of "blunt force trauma" after he suffered a fall. His death has been ruled accidental. AMC told Fox News on Thursday -- before Bernecker's death was confirmed -- that the network was "keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers." The show has "temporarily shut down production" following the accident, AMC told Fox News.
Legendary actor Martin Landau breathed his last over the weekend at the age of 89 after a short hospitalization. Among the most popular movies in his portfolio are "Mission Impossible," "Tucker: The Man And His Dream," and "North by Northwest." Landau's character, Rollin, was described as the "man of a million faces" as he played the role of an undercover disguise artist. However, despite his success, Landau left "Mission: Impossible" in 1969.
A skydiver was rescued four hours after being stuck high on a tree while landing Sunday in Dunstable, Massachusetts. According to Dunstable police and fire departments, the skydiver, identified as Aatif Rathad from Pepperell Skydiving Center, was stuck at a height between 60 to 80 feet on the tree. He got stuck in the tree at around 7:15 p.m. EDT, and was only brought down at around 11p.m. EDT, reports said. The manager of Pepperell Skydiving Center, Don Mayer, said the diver deviated from the area of landing and he got stuck on the tree. Rathad was one of six divers who jumped out of a Pepperell Skydive plane at that time.