Dean Potter 1972-2015

Professional athlete Dean Potter died last night in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite National Park.

Potter was well-known in the extreme sports community for his daring and seeming invulnerability to catching the wrong side of the term “calculated risk.” Alongside the likes of Alex Honnold, Potter was one of five athletes who had their Clif Bar sponsorship revoked because the brand was afraid that these athletes were going to kill themselves.

Half a year later, Dean Potter is dead.

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