Social media star's 'last moments' before dying in motorcycle crash

A social media star’s apparent final moments before his death on a motorbike have been shared on Facebook.

Johnny “Danger” Bennett, a New Zealand comedian and self-proclaimed stuntman with more than 200,000 Instagram followers, was travelling with a group of up to 50 people on a highway in Auckland on Anzac Day about 2.30pm when he died in a crash, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Carl King, a friend of Bennett’s, posted a Facebook video on Wednesday, adding: “RIP Johnny Danger was good riding with you and doing what we could.”

Mr King claims the video shows “the last moments” before Bennett crashed. He also said he was with Bennett when he died.

Johnny Danger Bennett’s final moments before his death have been released on Facebook. Source: Facebook/ Carl King

The footage, shot from what is believed to be Bennett’s helmet camera, shows him with a group of riders.

Bennett turns around a corner onto what is believed to be the highway where he died before the camera goes off-tilt and the video cuts out.

Senior Sergeant Brett Henshaw told the New Zealand Herald a man came off the road “at the intersection of Hobson Road and Dairy Flat Highway” and crashed.

Those with the man tried to revive him before paramedics arrived but he could not be saved.

Tributes have flown for Bennett with many mourning his death.

Former New Zealand prime minister John Key’s son (left) with Bennett. Source: Instagram/ Max Key

Max Key, the son of former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, posted photos of himself and Bennett.

Mr Key also included a video of himself, Bennett and the former prime minister drinking beer together.

“You taught me how important it is to not take yourself too seriously and to live life to the fullest,” Max wrote.

“Was so epic causing mischief with you and I hope you swig hard up there. RIP my friend.”

MTV also released a statement to NewsHub saying it was “absolutely devastated” by Bennett’s death adding “we’ve truly lost one of the greats”.

Bennett was known for his stunts, which often got him in hot water with police.

He faced court earlier this year for riding on the roof of a taxi over the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Bennett posted a video of his appearance on the news to Instagram warning others not to copy his antics.

Bennett was a self-proclaimed stuntman and comedian with a large social media following. Source: Instagram/ Johnny Danger