5/1/1944 - 10/30/2013
Remembering the life, death and legacy of thrill seeker Jay Cochrane
TORONTO (AP) - Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane, who set two world records including one in 1972 for walking back and forth 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above the Canadian National Exhibition, has died, according to his website.
Cochrane died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at age 69 of pancreatic cancer, according to a tribute to Cochrane dubbed "The Prince of the Air."
Cochrane's greatest achievement was in 1995 when he walked more than 640 meters (700.16 yards) over the...