Brady Michaels, a stuntman who worked in television, commercials, film and exhibition, died Feb. 21 from massive head injuries resulting from a fall on location in Benson, Ariz. He was 36.
He had worked as a tandem instructor in Zephryhills, Fla., and in California at Perris Valley and Skydive Elsinore. He was working to establish his own “Aerial Action Skydiving Show” featuring the latest in parachute flight maneuvers.
An accomplished skydiver, he entered the Guinness Book of World Record in 1998, with a jump in Chicago in which 246 skydivers linked up for the largest freefall formation. From 1990 to 1993, he was stunt coordinator and high-fall specialist at Universal Studios in Florida.
He is survived by his parents, a brother, an aunt, an uncle and three cousins.