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A man, identified only by his surname, Li, died in eastern China last week while jumping from a bridge into shallow water in order to gain internet fame.

Li, a 28-year-old chef, performed the stunt last Saturday and was killed when he hit stones beneath the water’s surface.

Li had a friend film his stunt for Kwai, one of the many Chinese live streaming apps.

According to reports, Li had previously made the equivalent of $30 while filming on the app.

Li and his friend worked together to formulate a good stunt that would ensure more followers for Li.

Sadly, his friend had to pull Li out of the river and rush him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was bleeding in his brain.

Li was part of the growing movement of Millennials willing to risk life and limb in order to become the next famous daredevil who gets paid to perform terrifying stunts.

Li is not the first Chinese daredevil to die while live streaming.

Last year, a viral video showed a roof-topper falling over 60 stories to his death.

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