Danish YouTuber Albert Dyrlund has died in an accident at the age of 22.
His mother confirmed the content creator’s death to a Danish news outlet, asking for privacy for his family.
Vibe Jørger Jensen told TV2 that her son had fallen 200 meters (656 feet) while filming a video for his channel in Forcella Pana, in the Italian Alps, on Wednesday, July 28.
“We are in great grief, but I would like his fans to know,” she told the outlet.
Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Dyrlund’s death to Ekstra Bladet, a Copenhagen newspaper.
Italian broadcaster Rai reported that the YouTuber plummeted from Mount Seceda in Val Gardena while filming a video.
According to Rai, a rescue helicopter was called but could not save Dyrlund, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had 224,000 followers on Instagram and 168,000 YouTube subscribers.
In 2018 he starred in the movie Team Albert, a comedy about trying to make a living from YouTube, which won the audience prize at the 2019 Robert awards for Danish films.
He was also well known for music videos and sketches. Some of his hits include the songs “emoji,” “Waffles,” “Ulla” and “Summer.”
Tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet reported that Dyrlund had sparked controversy in recent years with some of his more outlandish content, which included him shaving his head and licking snails.
News of Dyrlund’s death is now spreading on social media, where fans are expressing their shock and posting tributes.
“rest in piece Albert Dyrlund. this is pretty surreal. he was only 22 years,” tweeted one fan. “for internationals, he had been a danish youtuber since a young age and very known in Denmark.”
Another added: “Rest in piece Albert Dyrlund, thanks for the good memories.”
“Rip Albert Dyrlund a legend saved my childhood,” said another.
One post reads: “rip albert dyrlund always in our hearts fly high.”
Another shocked fan urged YouTubers to be cautious when filming risky stunts.
“We’ve lost a big Danish youtuber Albert Dyrlund, 22 yrs. He died while filming a youtube video on a cliff in Italy,” a fan tweeted. “May he rest in peace. And please be careful when making risky videos. Its not worth it.”
“albert dyrlund passing away feels unreal. the poor guys was only 22.. rest in peace,” wrote another.
Johnni Gade, a Danish YouTuber who has more than 200,000 subscribers, has posted a tribute video to Dyrlund.
Update 7/30/21 10:00 a.m. ET: This article was updated to add extra information.