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MrBeast, the most-followed person on YouTube, says he turned down an invitation to travel on the doomed Titanic submersible.

Five people were killed when OceanGate’s Titan submersible imploded during a trip to the Titanic wreck last week.

In a tweet, MrBeast – whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson – shared a text message which he said showed he was invited on to the vessel.

He wrote alongside the image: “I was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no.

“Kind of scary that I could have been on it”.

It is not clear who was inviting MrBeast on to the submersible.

Image:
Thr Titan submersible in June 2021. File pic: OceanGate Expeditions via AP.

The American – who was 162 million YouTube subscribers – is known for his big-money competitions and expensive stunts, including his own version of Squid Game, paying an assassin to try and kill him, and getting buried alive.

His revelation comes a day after it was revealed documentary maker and former EastEnders actor Ross Kemp turned down the chance to ride the submersible.

Kemp was planning to take part in the deep diving mission last year for a programme to mark the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the ill-fated liner.

But an expert production company behind the documentary decided it was too risky to board the submersible after carrying out its own checks, with his agent saying it was unsafe on “every level”.

Read more:
Billionaire was offered last minute-price tickets for doomed voyage
Titanic director says he ‘knew submersible was destroyed’ before debris found
Navy captain reveals what could have caused Titan sub to implode

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Mother ship for Titanic sub docks

Investigations are now under way to establish exactly what happened to the Titan vessel after it imploded.

The mother ship, which launched Titan, has returned to dock to be investigated by the US Coast Guard.

Using a remotely-operated vehicle, officials found parts of the submersible around 500m from the bow of the Titanic on the sea floor.

British billionaire Hamish Harding, UK-Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, his 19-year-old son Suleman Dawood, OceanGate founder Stockton Rush and French national Paul-Henri Nargeolet were on board when the sub imploded.



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