The Great China Skywalk by Jay Cochrane, Qutang Gorge; The greatest highwire walk ever performed.
The Great China Skywalk by Jay Cochrane, Qutang Gorge; The greatest highwire walk ever performed.

 

Jay Cochrane 1944 - 2013

Jay Cochrane passed away today, Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

The greatest wirewalker of our time lost his battle with cancer.

Those of us who loved him will miss his incomparable spirit and his spectacular showmanship.

Read his tribute by Shane Peacock  ---  Read and share remembrances on jaycochrane.com


Elizabeth Renzetti presents a moving tribute to Jay Cochrane in the December 6, 2013, edition of The Globe and Mail.

The Cochrane Family:

During the difficult months preceding Jay Cochrane’s passing, there were very special people ready to help in every way they could. Cory Neudorf , Jay’s right arm man and dear friend is one of them. Cory was not only instrumental in those final days, but well over the past 12 years. Jay could not speak enough praise, toward Cory’s character, hard work ethic, reliable dedication, and certainly not least...their loyal friendship. “A rare breed” Jay would say. Read more of the family's message

Message From Pamela Cochrane:
As I held his hand, he passed peacefully,knowing the 'legacy of giving' would not fall on deaf ears. I thank all of you for your kind and thoughtful sentiments,and express 'extreme' gratitude to those who helped our family through this difficult time.

Tributes From Friends:

Karen Hacker:
R.I.P. my friend Jay Cochrane .... a man of hope, dreams and courage. You where a passive fun encouraging man unless your safety was jeopardized, then shit hit the fan....... Read more and share remembrances

Rik Paulsen:
I had the privilege of working with Jay and his team on two of his Guinness Book of World Record performances: the walk across the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges Dam in China in 1995 (highest and longest walk), and the Flamingo Hotel walk in Las Vegas in 1998 (longest walk blindfolded).  These events gave me opportunities to see how only a quality performing professional like Jay could handle difficult situations......... Read more and share remembrances