Tributes poured in for 30-year-old French “daredevil” Remi Lucidi who liked to climb skyscrapers – usually with out a harness.
Lucidi was at the Tregunter Tower complicated in Hong Kong when he fell to his dying from the 68th flooring after reportedly getting trapped outdoors a penthouse.
Lucidi started climbing skyscrapers in 2016 and travelled the world trying to scale tall buildings.
His Instagram profile, the place he glided by the username Remu Enigma, is a gallery of hair-rising pictures of Lucidi posing at the high of high-rise scaffolding and buildings in a number of nations, together with Ukraine, Dubai, Bulgaria, and France.
He turned 30 this February and commemorated the milestone by posting his image with a cake emoji in the caption.
In a photograph posted on 16 July, Lucidi took a selfie whereas hanging off the stairs of the high of a constructing in Gabrovro, Bulgaria. He captioned the image: “Life is just too brief to chase unicorns.”
In most of the pictures and movies posted from his account, which has over 5,200 followers, he may be seen clinging to the spires of tall buildings with none protecting gear.
Final 12 months he shared footage of him balancing on the fringe of a 980-foot-high chimney in France with none harness.
Lucidi’s final publish on Instagram is from six days earlier than his dying, the place he shared a photograph of Instances Sq. in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. That publish is now full of feedback of individuals, expressing shock at his demise.
“Stakes are excessive looking for superb experiences. Everlasting respect relaxation in peace,” wrote one consumer.
“Lived his life to the fullest all the time looking for journey, didn’t let concern get in the method,” added one other particular person. “Life is actually brief, relaxation simple brother… .”
Whereas not a lot is thought about Lucidi’s household, his hostel proprietor in Tsim Sha Tsui described him as a “wholesome and match and happy-faced” particular person.
“He informed me he was going to hike a mountain once I requested the place he was going. He stated he wished to hike so much when he was right here,” Gurjit Kaur informed South China Morning Publish.
“I really feel very unhappy,” the proprietor added.
In response to investigators, Lucidi arrived at the constructing in the night and informed the safety guard that he was visiting a buddy on the fortieth flooring.
He’s believed to have made his strategy to the high flooring and reportedly acquired trapped outdoors and frantically began knocking on a window, startling a maid inside.
Surveillance footage reveals Lucidi taking the raise to the forty ninth flooring earlier than taking the stairs to the high. He was final seen knocking on the constructing’s home windows calling for assist.
The stuntman then misplaced his footing and fell, dying immediately.
In response to experiences, the French consulate has been knowledgeable of Lucidi’s dying whereas the Hong Kong police are investigating the incident.