Sunday, July 9, 2017

SKYDIVER DEPARTS FOR THE HEAVENS: Skydiver, Randy Schell, was killed and another was injured after they accidentally collided at Skydive Spaceland Houston

Sunday, July 09, 2017 02:22PM
ROSHARON, Texas (KTRK) -- One skydiver was killed and another was injured after they accidentally collided at Skydive Spaceland Houston on Saturday. Voice actor Randy Schell has been identified as the skydiver who died.

Schell was the voice of the television shows Judge Alex and Texas Justice.

Skydive Spaceland confirmed that two skydivers collided mid-air during a group skydive at the facility.

Both skydivers were experienced and licensed. Both had even made at least one successful skydive earlier that day.

Both skydivers deployed their parachutes normally, but collided afterward. They sustained injuries in the collision and on landing. Skydive Spaceland says weather was not a factor.

The other skydiver has not yet been identified.

There have been nine deaths at Skydive Spaceland Houston since they opened in 1999.

In June 2013, instructor Miguel Carrasco was making solo jumps with a group when his parachute malfunctioned.

In March 2011, two skydivers were killed when their chutes got tangled during a jump.

In March 2008, a student skydiver was killed when his chute did not work properly.

In November 2007, Skydive Spaceland maintenance worker Scott Bell made a solo jump and his chute malfunctioned. His body was found in a field near Spaceland.


Experienced skydiver and longtime voiceover actor Randy Schell has died after a midair collision during a jump at a southeast Texas skydiving center.

The Houston area center, Skydive Spaceland, said in a statement that two seasoned skydivers deployed parachutes normally during a planned group jump on Saturday but that they later collided and fell to the ground, killing one and injuring the other, The Associated Press reports.

The man who died was identified as Schell by his longtime agent.

His agent, Jenny Bosby, on Sunday described Schell as a “generous, spirited man” who mentored many in his industry.

Schell’s voice has been heard my millions of people around the world.

He was the voice of commercials for AMC’s hit TV show “The Walking Dead” and had also done work for major brands including 20th Century Fox, McDonald’s, Geico, Coca Cola, Nike and others, reports KHOU 11 News.