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How did Albert Dyrlund die? YouTuber, 22, mourned by fans after shocking death in Alps

'I am ready to cry and empty of words,' fellow YouTuber Rasmus Brohave tweeted in Dyrlund's memory
UPDATED JUL 31, 2021
Albert Dyrlund was well-known for his comedy and music (Instagram/Albert Dyrlund)
Albert Dyrlund was well-known for his comedy and music (Instagram/Albert Dyrlund)

Albert Dyrlund, a young YouTuber from Denmark with hundreds of subscribers, has died tragically while filming a video in the Italian Alps. The news of his tragic death on July 28 was confirmed by his mother, who also requested privacy from his followers at the moment. "We are in great grief, but I would like his fans to know," Dyrlund's mother Vibe Jørger Jensen told Danish media agency TV2 while stating the unfortunate news. 

Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also mentioned Albert Dyrlund's tragic death to the newspaper 'Ekstra Bladet'. Meanwhile, his followers flooded social media with posts that celebrated his legacy, as well as condolence messages for his heartbroken family. "Its so sad to hear this today, the guy who basically made YouTube big in Denmark, has died in an accident while on vacation italy. Was absolutely one of my favourite content creators this past few years. It’s so sad, he was only 22 RIP Albert Dyrlund Condolences to his family," a Twitter user wrote.


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How did Albert Dyrlund die?

The dynamic young influencer, known for his skills in music and comedy, had over 172,000 YouTube subscribers. He also boasts of more than 236,000 followers on Instagram, where he regularly shares videos of his adventurous pursuits. Aside from his regular videos, Dyrlund had also released two songs 'Emoji' and 'Waffles'. He had also starred in the 2019 comedy film 'Team Albert'.                                              

However, it is his love for adventure that ultimately claimed the life of this social media icon. He was filming for content for his YouTube channel in Italy, atop the Mount Seceda in Val Gardena. Located at a height of 656 feet in the Alps, Dyrlund was shooting for his video at the scenic spot when he accidentally plummeted to death. By the time the rescue helicopter was sent, Dyrlund had already succumbed to his injuries. His body was later recovered and he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Commemorating his legacy, one of his followers tweeted, "On the 28th of July, one of my favorite childhood YouTubers, singer and prospecting actor, has sadly passed, rest in piece Albert Dyrlund, your shining persona will always remain in our hearts..."

Famed Danish YouTuber Rasmus Brohave tweeted, “I’m completely out of it. I am ready to cry and empty of words. I can not understand it. I will forever remember all our memories… Thanks for this time, my friend. Rest in peace."

"Danish influencer Albert Dyrlund passed away at a young age of 22 in a accident in italy and growing up watching him it’s really sad to see him not be here anymore and i hope he rest in peace," another fan grieved. 

A third fan shared, "It's so weird to wake up and then see that you're favorite YouTuber from your childhood died. It was so unexpected and shocking. I only wish the best for his family and friends. Rest in peace Albert Dyrlund."