Posted 13th of January 2001


Terry Forrestal, the stunt co-ordinator for season 4 died on Saturday 10th June 2000.

Veteran stuntman Terry Forrestal died tragically in Norway when his reserve parachute failed to open during a base jump (parachuting a short drop from a fixed point such as a mountain).

'Fearless' Forrestal died after spending hours injured on a ridge after an accident on his first jump. Cold and approaching giving up hope of rescue, Terry (52) attempted a second leap of 1000ft with a reserve chute, but there wasn't enough time for it to open.

The leading stuntman, whose specialities included diving, parachuting, motorbike stunts and horse effects, was a Bond veteran, having workd on Moonraker (1979), Octopussy (1983) and A View To A Kill (1985). In 1996 he hit the world's headlines when he checked out of a Danish hotel in a cloud of smoke, plunging 90ft from the roof onto an airbag, to promote the video release of GoldenEye. Teryy's other film work included the blockbusters Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Titanic.

Most of this was found on the From Eastbourne With Love - The 007 Memorabilia Exhibition! - James Bond News Archive.

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