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Southampton wingsuit scientist dies in Saudi accident

A Southampton university lecturer has died in a BASE jumping accident. Space scientist Angelo Niko Grubišić worked towards designing safer wingsuits. He was killed in an accident in Saudi Arabia. Image: Oak Photography.

Angelo was highly regarded by his colleagues Credit: ITV
Angelo died doing what he loved most Credit: ITV

Very sad news indeed. We are sorry to hear that Angelo Niko Grubišić from Gravity Industries has lost his life while wingsuit BASE jumping in Saudi Arabia.

BAF Patrons were delighted to meet him and the team last year. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

– Bournemouth Air Festival Patrons Club
Friends, family and colleagues are saddened and shocked Credit: ITV

We are extremely saddened and shocked by the death of Angelo and our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.

Angelo made many pioneering contributions to the University’s research into astronautics and was incredibly popular with his students and colleagues.

We will remain in contact with his family and are supporting staff and students affected.

– University of Southampton

It is with heavy hearts that we share the announcement of the passing of our beloved and brilliant Angelo Niko Grubišić: son, brother and friend.

A phenomenally talented man, Angelo lost his life doing what he loved the most, Wingsuit BASE Jumping, and we want to ensure his achievements and ambitions are known to the world and to celebrate the mark he made on all of our lives.

Angelo captivated the hearts and minds of every single person who was privileged to meet and work with him. The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long has never rang more true to the family and friends Angelo had across the world.

Angelo passed during a planned Wingsuit BASE jump event flight in Saudi Arabia.

We want to ensure that everyone celebrates Angelo's life and applauds his phenomenal achievements - including how loved and cared for he was by family, friends and acquaintances across the globe.

– Friends and family