Fargo - Famed BASE jumper Siggy Enns 87, died on Tuesday in his sleep of natural causes at his home in Crystal Springs with his wife Doris at his side.
This marks the third death this year due to natural causes for a North Dakota daredevil. Coroner Markus Jacobsen says a forensic autopsy is planned to rule out any foul play.
His sister Margaret says "Siggy pioneered the sport of BASE jumping in North Dakota."
"Siggy took up jumping offa things at a young age, covered wagons, hay stooks, dirt piles, anything the took him up into the clouds Siggy used to say."
"He used to say the biggest scare from BASE jumping in North Dakota was on the way up."
"Once in grade four he stood right on top of his desk and jumped right off breaking his finger in two places."
"Anybody else would have quit right then and there but the girls all kinda laughed so he kept goin."
"He started performing at country fairs wearing shiny suits and all calling himself the Kinda Amazing Siggy, a showbiz name I come up with."
"His big stunt was jumping offa two steam tractor while they was going full tilt and backflipping ta the ground while spitting sunflower seeds."
"That was a real show stopper."
"Once he got big Siggy kept trying new things. He wasn't happy just being the best in North Dakota."
"When the crash hit in the thirties and he lost everything Siggy jumped from the top of the Wells Fargo building in Moorhead, with the elevator in it, using a parachute dozens of times makin him richer and famouser than ever."