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 Steven William “Will” Forshay

Steven William “Will” Forshay

Birth
USA
Death 8 Apr 2003 (aged 37)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 34, Row 3B, Grave 6
Memorial ID 7422009 · View Source
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Entertainer/Professional Skydiver. He attended Iowa State University and later wanted to join the United States Air Force but he developed leukemia. He later attended the University of Minnesota where after he proclaimed himself cured of leukemia, he began taking private flying lessons. Forshay later joined the parachute act, the 'Flying Elvises' a group of 10 people who dressed up in Elvis Presley clothes and jumped out of airplanes. They were also featured in the 1992 film, "Honeymoon In Vegas" which starred James Caan, Nicolas Cage, and Sarah Jessica Parker. He later became a well-known BASE jumper. He entered a contest in 2002 to appear on an A&E television special about BASE jumpers and was chosen from over 4000 applicants. He was flown to Norway and had to jump off of a 3000 foot cliff for the show, "Dream Chasers." He was ranked at #702 on the list of the official BASE jumpers kept by the World BASE Association. He was killed at the age of 37 on April 8, 2003, in a plane crash in Toledo, Ohio, while working for the Grand Aire, Inc. Freight Company.

Bio by: Peterborough K


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  • Added: 7 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7422009
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steven William “Will” Forshay (21 Aug 1965–8 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7422009, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .