Maudrice Langsley, the world famous Crash Granny who created 90% of all the dare devil stunts used in Hollywood movies was killed Saturday while finishing up her farewell tour in Sidney, Australia.
Granny, who in all of her 87 years of doing death defying stunts and never showed an ounce of fear, insisted on doing the semi-tractor-trailer, end-over-end cartwheel trick for a crowd of 200,000 screaming fans at Sidney's, Mysap Speedway.
According to spectators at the event, Granny got her big-rig up to 190 miles an hour while going up a 500 foot high ramp but lost-it when her false-teeth unexpectedly slipped from her mouth and fell on the catapult-boom-sling, release switch; a device invented by Granny herself to flip her big-rig end-over-end at the top of the ramp.
Launched prematurely, the catapult-boom-sling hurled Granny's semi 500 feet into the air above the ramp and then slammed it to the ground, completely demolishing the rig and ripping Granny to shreds.
Granny managed to scream out a few words on her CB. radio seconds before her death but was cutoff by speedway officials for using obscenities on a public radio frequency.
What was left of Granny's mangled carcass was taken to nearby Chapel De Diablo where it was incinerated and put on hold, pending notification of next of kin.