On Tuesday, April 24, a tragic event killed a popular entertainer. Johnny "Danger" Bennett has reportedly died in a terrible motorcycle crash.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, emergency services were rushing to a single-vehicle crash on Dairy Flat Highway in north Auckland, New Zealand.
Julian Rivers-Smith, a close friend of Bennett, told "The Stuff" that he had been killed.
"He was a lovely and caring person," Rivers-Smith said.
Police have yet to confirm the death of Bennett, however.
Another biker was riding next to Bennett and was present at the time of the crash. The anonymous biker said that he didn't know him personally, but he gave the initial first aid before paramedics arrived.
"I only knew his name was Johnny because everyone was calling him that," the biker said. "I didn't know he was anyone famous until later."
According to the biker, there were about 30 to 50 other riders that had come together for the Anzac Day ride, but the two were separated from the group due to traffic.
Bennett had more than 290,000 likes on Facebook and more than 230,000 followers on Instagram.
According to "The Sun," a representative for music festival Rhythm and Vines wrote on Instagram: "Devastated with tragic news coming through about @johnnydanger_nz. #RIP."
Bennett was known for his jokes and stunts. He also was known to his reputation to be reckless. In 2015, he lost his driver's license after he was caught filming himself over the Auckland's Harbour Bridge car surfing on the roof of a taxi while it was traveling 50 m.p.h.
Please keep Bennett's family in your prayers during this difficult time. In other news, George H.W. Bush is in the hospital after “life-threatening” infection. Will you join us in praying for his recovery?