- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 5:12PM
The tributes are flowing in thick and fast after social media star Johnny 'Danger' Bennett has died in a motorbike crash in north Auckland.
Emergency services were called to a single-vehicle crash on Dairy Flat Highway around 2.30pm today. Johnny's close friend Julian Rivers-Smith has confirmed that Bennett was killed in the crash.
"He was a lovely and caring person," an emotional Rivers-Smith said.
Police said they were unable to confirm the identity of the dead man at this time.
Friends said they were "lost for words".
"I'm struggling to believe it...Thanks for bringing an unbelievable amount of laughs into my life," one said.
"You lived more in your short life than most live in there entire life. Cheers for the good times, laughs and smiles dude," said another.
Musician and friend Richie Cattel said Bennett was someone who "made everyone laugh and helped a lot of people through rough times by bringing a smile to their face".
Footage has emerged on Facebook of Johnny just one hour before he died.
Moe mai ra! RIP Johnny!