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Jimi Heselden

Born: 1948 - Died: 2010-09-26
Cause of Death:
Segway accident

Death Summary: Drove a X2 Adventure Segway off a cliff

Who was Jimi Heselden : Jimi Heselden lead a very interesting life that saw him go from a humble miner all the way to him sitting at the 395th richest man in the world. Heselden was born in Leeds South of West Yorkshire, and remained a part of the community until his death.

Heselden's story begins with him as a miner, which he worked at until the 1984-85 strike which left him without a job. Using the geological and other sciences he learned while on the job, he began developing concertainer units for the military.

The technology he developed came to replace outdated tech, and before long his defense contracts made him a multi-millionare. He used this money to develop Hesco Bastion, and his company became a huge success.

In late 2009, his company eventually bought out Segway. Heselden's success led him to being known as a very generous philanthropist. He was reported to have donated $15 million of his wealth to the local economy and charities.

Heselden met an ironic death on September 26th when he rode one of the company's segways off a cliff on his estate. The police didn't suspect any foul play at the scene
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8 Signatures in Jimi Heselden's guestbook

  1. Marcella Says:

    My deepest dolences to the family of the man who allowed me to have a better quality of life.
    Marcella Lenarduzzi, Segway user.

  2. Dr Philippe Ledoux Says:

    My profound sympathy to the family and happy users : Jimi helped people to be protected and to move in a difficult world .
    To serve the memory of this real and grand philanthropist, a long life to Segway !
    As an orthopaedic surgeon, I am asking to stop the false report of the intrinsic danger of the device : many simple pedestrians or cyclists are also killed everyday 🙂

  3. Sam Says:

    Jimi Heselden was an inspiration to us all here at Nabisco Inc. He will be remembered forever as one of the most important innovators of our generation. God rest his soul.
    Segway fo life.

  4. katie Says:


  5. cmmejob Says:

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  6. Richard Verreault Says:

    He fucken what???

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  8. Suresh Says:

    How often do you see a cyclist on the road wuohtit a helmet?So if I cycle down the road and fall off, I can sue the cycle manufacturer?So if i am running and fall over I can use the running shoes manufacturerSo if fall of my skis I can sue the ski manufacturerditto anything that can go faster than walking pace and does not come with a rollcage and seatbelt?That is what you mean isn’t it

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