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Extreme Athlete Tancrède Melet Dead After Falling From Hot Air Balloon

Melet, 32, was performing stunts on a hot air ballon when he plunged 100 feet to his death. He was the leader of the acrobatic group Flying Frenchies.
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An extreme athlete slipped and fell to his death in France while performing stunts on a hot air balloon 100 feet in the air.

Tancrède Melet was familiar with heights; he was the head of the Flying Frenchies, an acrobatic performance group. (Video via Flying Frenchies)

His teammates announced his death in a Facebook post.

Melet was 32 years old. He was experienced in base-jumping, slack-lining and flying with a wing-suit. Melet is survived by his infant daughter. (Video via Flying Frenchies)

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