INTERNET star Papa Jim has died at the age of 92, according to reports.
YouTuber Danny Duncan revealed the tragic news on his Instagram account on May 12.
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It’s not known how Papa Jim died as his family has not released a statement.
Duncan posted: “Thank you for all the laughs and unforgettable memories. I love you, Papa Jim.”
He appeared to brand Jim the “Greatest of All Time” as he ended his post with a goat emoji.
He shared pictures of the pair riding on a motorcycle and inside a helicopter.
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Prankster Papa Jim, who turned 92 in December, used to appear in Duncan’s videos and performed wild activities ranging from skinny dipping to quad biking.
Thousands of tributes have been paid to the internet star under Duncan’s post.
Fellow YouTuber George Janko said: “Sorry for your loss.”
Heartbroken fans have also paid homage to Papa Jim.
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One fan said: “Such an inspiration.”
While another commented: “Dude so sorry what a legend.”
And, a third said: “RIP Papa Jim. Always had such good vibes in Danny Duncan videos.”
Last year, Papa Jim had fallen victim to a death hoax as rumors circulated online that he had died, The Focus reported.
Duncan rubbished the speculation as he said in an Instagram video that the senior was “alive and well”.
Papa Jim was the grandfather of Duncan’s pal David Tomchinsky.
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Tomchinsky works as a social media manager and executive assistant for his brand.
Duncan has entertained viewers with his pranks on YouTube since March 2014 and has more than 6.5million subscribers.
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