Stuntman and entertainer Johnny Bennett, aka Johnny Danger, who died in an Anzac Day motorcycle crash, has left a legacy of his daredevil acts.

Bennett was in a motorcycle crash yesterday in Lucas Heights, Albany, after taking part in an organised Anzac Day ride.

Those who were first on the scene tried desperately to revive their injured mate but he could not be saved.

Bennett, a self-proclaimed daredevil, was no stranger to danger. He famously appeared in court for riding on the roof of a taxi over Auckland's Harbour Bridge.


Bennett was charged with creating a criminal nuisance by doing an unlawful act and appeared in court for the first time on Christmas Eve.

The car-surfing video, which went viral on social media and featured on international news sites, shows a man climbing out of the vehicle's passenger-side window and precariously clinging to the Reliable Cabs sign on the roof of the car.

Danger has amassed a vast social media following - his Facebook page has more than 290,000 followers following his antics and he has also been taken on as a personality for MTV Australia.

He also ventured into the beer business with his "Danger Lager".

However, despite its popularity the beer was pulled from the shelves of Foodstuffs supermarkets, after a backlash online.

He was also known for his drinking technique called the "Danger Swig": he even had former Prime Minister Sir John Key and his son Max doing it.

Prime minister of New Zealand, John Key danger swiging with me! Probably the best danger swig to date! What a pleasure! Cheers mate, Max Key up in there too 󾮗🏻󾮖🏻 Snapchat: dangerbeesknees Instagram: johnnydanger_nz Facebook: johnny danger

Posted by Johnny danger on Sunday, 5 June 2016

But aside from taxi surfing, peddling beers and riding bikes, Bennett also dabbled in acting and event management.

Bennett was cast as part of Irvine's Pies for a social media campaign.

He was also one of three directors in a company called Danger Party Bali which organised stag and hen's parties and boat hires.

One thing that is not known is if he was the mystery rider of the Harley Davidson filmed doing a wheelie across the length of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The footage was posted on Bennett's Instagram page.