The “god of free-climbing” dies while falling down the steps.

No this is not an article from The Onion.

Patrick Edlinger, who has died aged 52 after falling down stairs at his home, was often described as “the God of free-climbing”. Overcoming sheer vertical rock faces and horizontal overhangs, often without safety ropes or even shoes, he was widely known in France simply as “le Blond,” and among his English-speaking fans as “the blond Adonis”.

via Patrick Edlinger: ‘The god of free climbing’ who became a national hero in France – Obituaries – News – The Independent.