Danish YouTuber Albert Dyrlund (pictured) fell to death in the Italian Alps while filming a video for his popular channel
A Danish YouTuber has been killed while filming a video for his channel in the Italian Alps, his family confirmed on Friday.
Albert Dyrlund, who was 22, fell more than 200 meters on Wednesday, July 28, his mother Vibe Jørger Jensen told Danish TV2.
She confirmed to the news channel that he had fallen while filming a video in Forcella Pana, in the Italian Alps, and asked for privacy for her and her family.
“We are in great sorrow, but I would like his fans to know,” she told the station.
Mr Dyrlund fell from Mount Seceda in Val Gardena, Italian broadcaster Rai reported. Mount Seceda is located in the Dolomites, a limestone mountain range in the Southern Limestone Alps known for their sheer cliffs.
Ekstra Blade reported that the accident occurred on a hiking trail connecting two mountain peaks, characterized by steep and rocky slopes.
Citing local media outlets speaking to the YouTuber’s friends, the outlet said he tripped while filming a video and fell and died on the spot.
The outlet said a rescue helicopter was on the scene. He was flown to a hospital about 30 miles away, but paramedics were unable to rescue Dyrlund, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dense fog reportedly made the rescue mission more challenging.
Mr Dyrlund had over 224,000 Instagram followers and 170,000 YouTube subscribers. Several of his videos have been viewed more than a million times, three of which have over 5 million views on his channel.
Mr Dyrlund’s death (pictured in Scotland last year) was also confirmed by the Danish Foreign Ministry to Ekstra Bladet, a gossip magazine based in Copenhagen. According to local media, he fell from Mount Seceda in the Dolomites, a limestone mountain range in the Southern Limestone Alps known for their steep cliffs
According to local media, Mr Dyrlund fell from a cliff path on Mount Seceda (pictured, file photo) in Val Gardena, Italian broadcaster Rai reported. Mount Seceda is located in the Dolomites, a limestone mountain range in the Southern Limestone Alps known for their steep cliffs
His videos consisted of music videos and sketches, featuring some of his musical hits, including “Emoji,” “Waffles,” “Ulla” and “Summer,” according to news week.
In 2018, he also starred in a move called “Team Albert,” a comedy about trying to make a living off YouTube.
According to Ekstra Bladet, Dyrlund has caused some controversy due to his more unusual content, such as videos of him shaving his head and licking snails.
When the news broke, friends and fans alike took to social media to express their grief over the 22-year-old’s death.
Friend Anne Plejdrup wrote: ‘True life is just unfair, the sky has a beautiful star – thank you for everything Albert, your happy and crazy boy.
All my thoughts go out to your family and friends, rest in peace. Think of each other, it could be over before you know it.
According to Ekstra Bladet, Dyrlund was known for his rather bizarre content, which included a variety of music videos and sketches
“I will remember Albert for his insane ideas, his cheerful demeanor and his caring personality,” she wrote in a message and continued,” she added. “Denmark has really lost a huge personality and he will be missed by everyone.”
One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Rest in piece Albert Dyrlund. this is pretty surreal. he was only 22 years old. From an early age he was a Danish youtuber for internationals and very well known in Denmark.’
Another added: ‘Rest in peace Albert Dyrlund, thanks for the good memories.’ Another added: ‘Rip Albert Dyrlund, a legend saved my youth.’