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Grant Thompson

Grant Thompson

Grant Thompson (born November 21, 1976 - July 29, 2019), was an American YouTuber known for his channel The King of Random. [2] [5]

The King of Random

Thompson started the Youtube channel in 2010.

The videos consist of Do it yourself projects and experiments often involving large amounts of a single item. [5]

The channel's name was originally "01032010814", the exact date and time Thompson created the channel.

In September 2017, the channel introduced Nate Bonham as co-host, and he became the permanent host a few weeks later.

In October 2018, the channel introduced Calli Gade as co-host.

Thompson reportedly stepped away to spend more time with family, but still owned the company and was involved in day-to-day operations until his death in a paramotoring accident on July 29, 2019 in Utah.

[5] [3]

As of August 2019, the channel has around 11.7 million subscribers.


The channel was originally hosted solely by Thompson, but is now hosted by Nate Bonham and Calli Gade.



On July 29, 2019, Thompson was killed in a paramotoring crash near Hurricane, Utah. His family had reported him missing around 10:30 pm to the Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) after he did not return from the trip that day. Officers used GPS to connect to a locator found on his body; the case remains under investigation. [3]

He is survived by his wife and four sons.

The channel uploaded Grant Thompson, in Memoriam to YouTube on July 30.

The video was exactly one minute long, and was simply a picture of Thompson with the caption "Grant Thompson, 1980-2019.



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