Erik Roner, MTV's 'Nitro Circus' star, dead at 39 in skydiving accident

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Professional athlete and MTV reality star Erik Roner died after a skydiving accident near Lake Tahoe, California, Monday, TheWrap has learned.

He was 39 years old.

Roner was part of the Nitro Circus, an action sports collective which had its own reality show on MTV for two seasons. Roner was also the host of "Locals," a travel show on sports-focused satellite network Outside Television.

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Erik Roner, MTV's 'Nitro Circus' star, dead at 39 in skydiving accident

FILE - In this June 1, 2011, file photo provided by Jeff Bottari, Erik Roner, of Nitro Circus, talks to the media after a base jump off the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, authorities said. (Jeff Bottari via AP, File)

In this 2014 photo provided by Outside Television, Erik Roner poses in Jackson Hole, Wyo., during an Outside Television Locals shoot. The extreme sports star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, authorities said. (Outside Television via AP)
From left, Travis Pastrana and Erik Roner overlook the Las Vegas strip as they prepare for base jumping off The Signature at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday June 1, 2011 in Las Vegas to promote the North American debut of Nitro Circus Live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday June 4, 2011. (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Nitro Circus Live)
Erik Roner of Nitro Circus is seen base jumping off The Signature at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday June 1, 2011 in Las Vegas to promote the North American debut of Nitro Circus Live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday June 4, 2011. (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Nitro Circus Live)
** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photo taken by AP Images for Nitro Circus Live, from left, Travis Pastrana is seen with Erik Roner preparing to base jump off The Signature at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday June 1, 2011 in Las Vegas. The stunt is to promote the North American debut of Nitro Circus Live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday June 4, 2011. (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Nitro Circus Live)
** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photo taken by AP Images for Nitro Circus Live, Travis Pastrana, right, is seen with Erik Roner after base jumping off The Signature at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday June 1, 2011 in Las Vegas. The stunt was to promote the North American debut of Nitro Circus Live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday June 4, 2011. (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Nitro Circus Live)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Nitro Circus riders Nitro Circus riders (l-r) Dov Rybnik, Beau Bamburg, Josh Sheehan, Jarryd McNeil, Travis Pastrana, Erik Roner and Jaie Toohey pose for a photo prior to their Nitro Circus Live Show in Manchester on November 26, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Erik Roner at the 'Nitro Circus The Movie 3D' autograph signing and press event at L.A. LIVE on August 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brent Harrison/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Erik Roner at the 'Nitro Circus The Movie 3D' autograph signing and press event at L.A. LIVE on August 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brent Harrison/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: 'Special' Greg Powell and Erik Roner at the 'Nitro Circus The Movie 3D' autograph signing and press event at L.A. LIVE on August 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brent Harrison/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: (L-R) Travis Pastrana, Greg Powell, Erik Roner, Aaron Fotheringham, Jim DeChamp, Jolene van Vugt, Gregg Godfrey and friends attend the 'Nitro Circus The Movie 3D' press event held at L.A. LIVE on August 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
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"There are no words that can express this tremendous loss to the Outside Television family. Erik was not only a colleague, but also a personal friend, and it was a joy to watch him celebrate life on a daily basis. We are still trying to process this tragedy," said Rob Faris, Senior VP, Programming and Production at Outside Television, in a statement. "Our hearts go out to his family."

According to the local CBS affiliate, Roner was part a group skydiving performance at Squaw Valley Monday morning. He became entangled with a tree, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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