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Climbing community mourns sports legend

  • Base jumper, stuntman and climber Sean "Stanley" Leary of California has been confirmed dead and a friend mentioned that he appears to have died instantly in the mountain during a solo jump earlier this month. 

    The 38-year-old is being called humble and friendly and his near ones said his death is doubly tragic since his wife is seven months pregnant. 

    "He was really, really low and base jumping became this affirmation of life for him. It's really tragic because, in a very real way, he had since risen from the ashes and had found love again and was looking forward to family life," friend and film producer Nick Rosen said. 

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