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Olympic 007 dies in Alps crash

Danny Boyle has led tributes after the death of a stuntman who parachuted as James Bond into the Olympic Stadium during London 2012's opening ceremony. Mark Sutton died in an accident in the Swiss Alps after apparently crashing into a mountain ridge.

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Parachute friends devastated at death of stuntman

Friends and work colleagues have paid tribute to Olympic stuntman Mark Sutton.

Jackie Harper, a friend and fellow member of the Army Parachute Association at its skydive base in Netheravon in Wiltshire, said:

Mark was an expert wingsuit pilot, very highly regarded by everyone here at Netheravon. He was very generous with his time and giving help and advice to others.

We are devastated and send our condolences to his family and friends. We are really going to miss him.

RBS, where Mr Sutton worked as a contractor in the Markets division, offered "condolences to his family" and said everyone at the bank's "thoughts are with them at this very difficult time".

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