Larry Walters,who gained national attention 11 years ago...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

November 24, 1993

Larry Walters,who gained national attention 11 years ago by soaring 16,000 feet above the Earth on a lawn chair strapped to helium-filled balloons, committed suicide on Oct. 6. He shot himself in the heart. He was 44. On July 2, 1982, he hooked up his lawn chair to 42 helium-filled weather balloons and soared some 16,000 feet above the Earth before landing eight miles away in Long Beach. He was spotted by two airplanes during the flight. He was fined $1,500 in the incident by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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