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Man dies while skydiving with wife on trip they won on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

By Mason White 1:12 PM December 19, 2013
Cherilyn McGraw and Brandon McGraw 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A woman was delighted when she won a trip to Australia, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

However, her trip long-awaited trip turned into tragedy when her husband died during the trip.

The U.S. Marine died while skydiving in Euroa, Australia.

Brandon McGraw, 33, a Marine from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was pronounced dead after a freak accident during skydiving with his wife Cherilyn.

On Saturday, the couple went skydiving in the same plane.

Cherilyn McGraw made a tandem jump, but Brandon McGraw, who was an experienced skydiver, decided to jump solo.

Brandon McGraw was fine until shortly before landing when his parachute suddenly began swaying left and right, causing him to hit the ground.

In the video below, Cherilyn McGraw is seen participating in the contest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she won the trip to Australia.

On her Facebook page, the widow praised her husband, calling him her “hero” and “Angel.”