Stuntman Who Parachuted as 007 in London Olympics Dies

Mark Sutton, who played Daniel Craig's James Bond in the 2012 opening festivities, was killed in a helicopter leap in Switzerland.

Mark Sutton, who memorably parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond, has died in an accident in the Swiss Alps. He was 41.

Sutton crashed into a ridge close to Martigny, which is near the French border, while wing diving from a helicopter, Britain's The Sun and The Times report. Wing divers wear suits that allow them to glide.

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During last summer's Olympic ceremony, Sutton accompanied another stuntman, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II, in a jump from a helicopter into the London stadium where the event was taking place. The jump came after a taped segment in which James Bond (Daniel Craig) escorted the Queen (played by herself) from Buckingham Palace by helicopter to Olympic Stadium.

Authorities have not given a cause for the accident.

Watch video of Sutton parachuting into the London Olympics below.

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