YouTuber dies falling from mountain while recording video

A 22-year-old YouTuber has fallen to his death while filming a video on the Italian Alps.

Albert Dyrlund, 22, from Denmark was with a group of friends hiking in the Italian Alps when he died on Wednesday, July 28.

Dyrlund fell around 200 metres on Mount Seceda just after 5pm as he filmed on his phone, Italian broadcaster Rai News 24 reported.

A helicopter was called, but Dyrlund was pronounced dead at the scene, Newsweek reported, adding that his mother, Vibe Jørger Jensen confirmed his death.

"We are in great grief, but I would like his fans to know," she reportedly told TV2, a Danish media outlet.

YouTuber Albert Dyrlund died while filming a video in Italy. Source: Facebook/Instagram
YouTuber Albert Dyrlund died while filming a video in Italy. Source: Facebook/Instagram

Ekstra Bladet, a Danish tabloid, reported that Dyrlund was with a friend at the time of the fall, though Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs could not confirm the identity of the friend.

People have taken to social media to express their grief following the news of Dyrlund's death.

"No words contain the great sadness that you are not with us anymore, we have all lost a very beautiful person with heart in the right place," one person wrote on Facebook.

"Thank you for 22 years with you Albert, thank you for many good hours with you and your wonderful family who I will do anything to help further, see you again when the time is right."

"Rip Albert Dyrlund a legend saved my childhood," one person said on Twitter.

In light of Dyrlund's death, one person on Twitter urged others to be careful when making "risky videos".

On YouTube, Dyrlund had over 175,000 subscribers and Ekstra Bladet reported he was one of the most popular YouTubers from Denmark.

The Danish publication said Dyrlund started his YouTube channel when he was young, but he branched out and did music and was the lead in a movie called Team Albert.

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