Stuntman Alex Harvill's Cause of Death Revealed

Earlier this month, stuntman Alex Harvill passed away after crashing his motorcycle during a practice attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

By Mike Vulpo Jun 21, 2021 5:57 PMTags
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New details are being revealed in regards to Alex Harvill's passing.

On June 21, the Grant County Coroner confirmed to E! News that the stuntman's autopsy was completed last week. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the torso. His body has since been released to a funeral home.

The news comes less than a week after E! News learned that the 28-year-old father of two died after crashing his motorcycle while performing a practice jump at the Grant County International Airport in Washington.

Alex, who previously held the title for the longest dirt to dirt jump of 297 feet, hoped to break his own record at the Moses Lake Airshow by jumping 351 feet. 

Event organizers were one of the first to inform fans that Alex had been injured during a practice. "We regret to report today at our first event of the airshow—the Guinness World Record Jump Attempt, Alex Harvill was injured during his warm-up before the jump and has been taken to the hospital," the Instagram post stated. "Our hearts are with Alex and his family, and wish him a speedy recovery."

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Back in May, Alex welcomed his second child, a baby boy named Watson, with his wife Jessica Harvill. The couple is also proud parents to their son Willis.


Over the weekend, an official GoFundMe page was created to help cover the funeral and other expenses.

"This fundraiser will go directly towards Jessica to support her and the boys with anything they need," the page stated. "Alex was the sole provider for the family, so anything helps!" In just three days, more than $84,000 had been raised to support the Harvill family.

As friends and fans continue to grieve Alex's loss, many find comfort in the posts he shared about his career and family life.

"I married my best friend," Alex previously wrote on his Instagram after saying "I do" in September 2019. "From chasing dreams to raising a family. Jessica and I have been through it all. She has stuck by my side during my highest of highs and lowest of lows. I'm so lucky to now call you my wife."

—Reporting by Gabi Falk

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