The sheriff’s department did not identify the person who died. WARNING: Graphic content. A daredevil who espoused flat Earth conspiracies died on Saturday after falling from a homemade rocket. Other reporting, however, insists that Hughes was not attempting to prove his theory and was simply a rocket science-loving daredevil. Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes Killed In Crash Of Homemade Rocket Mike Hughes promoted himself as believing that the Earth was flat. Man dies in a homemade rocket while reportedly trying to prove flat-earth theory 'A walking reality show' Image source: Twitter video screenshot Sarah Taylor. Man dies in a homemade rocket while reportedly trying to prove flat-earth theory Michael "Mad Mike" Hughes is dead following an attempt to prove the earth is flat, according to the BBC. Daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes dies launching homemade rocket A daredevil has died in a crash in a homemade rocket in an attempt to prove the Earth is flat.

"Mad" Mike Hughes, a former limo driver who billed himself as "the world's greatest daredevil," was attempting to launch himself 5,000 feet into the air on a steam-powered rocket when his parachute failed. CNN confirms Hughes died on the spot.

He was ejected from the rocket some time after the parachute and fell to the ground – and to his death. Michael "Mad Mike" Hughes is dead following an attempt to prove the earth is flat, according to the BBC. He launched homemade rockets with the goal of … Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes Killed In Crash Of Homemade Rocket Mike Hughes promoted himself as believing that the Earth was flat. “A man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert during a rocket launch event,” the statement said.

What are the details? A former limousine driver … Daredevil "Mad Mike" Hughes died during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket Saturday.