Bear Grylls reveals member of his security crew died in bike crash – in heart-breaking Instagram tribute to ‘one-in-a-million’ buddy, 37, who was ‘sturdy as a lion and dependable to the top’
- Joshua Valentine labored as security crew on NBC’s ‘Operating Wild With Bear Grylls’
- Grylls shared emotional tribute to the adventurer, 37, after he died in a collision
- Mr Valentine’s Harley-Davidson hit a automobile whereas overtaking in America on Friday
Bear Grylls has paid an emotional tribute to his ‘one in 1,000,000’ buddy after the wildnerness information died in a motorbike accident.
Joshua Valentine labored with the TV persona on NBC’s ‘Operating Wild With Bear Grylls.’
The present stars famed outdoorsman Grylls, 46, roughing it in distant places with celebrities together with Don Cheadle, actor Terry Cruz, and tennis ace Roger Federer.
However the 37-year-old American was killed on Friday when he overtook a slowing truck on his Harley-Davidson and collided with a automobile on Route 46 in America.
New Jersey State Police say he was thrown from his bike after he overtook the truck and smahed right into a Nissan automobile turning proper right into a truck cease.
Bear Grylls, 46, (pictured left) has paid an emotional tribute to his ‘one in 1,000,000’ buddy Joshua Valentine (pictured proper) after the wildnerness information died on Friday
The 37-year-old self-professed survivalist died in a motorbike accident in New Jersey, America
In an emotional tribute to his ‘one-in-a-million’ buddy, Grylls mentioned he was ‘sturdy as a lion and dependable to the top’
Mr Valentine’s motorbike flipped after smashing into the Nissan truck’s door, leaving the driving force with minor accidents.
He was pronounced lifeless shortly earlier than 6pm, based on the New Jersey Herald.
Police investigating the crash confirmed he was sporting a helmet earlier than the deadly collision.
TV star and former SAS tropper Grylls has led the tributes to the self-professed survivalist, from Jersey, America, saying he’s ‘heartbroken’.
He described the demise of Mr Valentine, certainly one of his ‘core security crew’, as a ‘tragic loss’ who died in ‘an accident that has shook us all.’
In his emotional Instagram submit, he mentioned: ‘He was a type of real one in 1,000,000. Sturdy as a lion, reliable, sort to everybody, humble, tremendous expert, and dependable to the top.
Grylls added: ‘A real buddy to many. He won’t ever be forgotten. And his instance of how you can stay, will likely be with us for ever. We’re all coronary heart damaged.’
Mr Valentine labored with Grylls as a ‘core member’ of his security crew on NBC’s ‘Operating Wild With Bear Grylls’
Grylls posted a heart-breaking tribute to the wilderness professional on Instagram, saying the information of his demise has been ‘actually onerous for a lot of of their group’
He shared a collection of images of the adventurer, who labored on movies and TV reveals for Discovery, Netflix and NBC
Pals on social media additionally remembered him as a form and courageous adventurer, says the New Jersey Herald.
‘A heartbreaking lack of an unbelievable human being and real soul of a person who made this world and everybody round him higher,’ a Fb buddy recalled of Mr Valentine, who ran an out of doors sporting firm referred to as Embrace the Animal.
‘You could have succeeded in inspiring others immensely.’
Mr Valentine was one of many founding instructors at Bear Gryll’s Survival Academy, which runs out of doors group constructing occasions.
He additionally labored on movies and TV reveals for Discovery, Netflix and NBC.
He supplied stunt work and survival expertise on set to reveals together with Face the Wild and likewise helped behind the scenes on reveals aired throughout the Discovery Channel’s common ‘Shark Week.’
Along with his ardour for the outside, Mr Valentine was educated in survival, mountaineering, expedition paddling, crevasse rescuing expertise, and avalanche rescues.