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Discovery cancels ‘Everest Jump Live’ after deadly avalanche

Discovery has canceled its planned “Everest Jump Live.”

“In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community.”

The announcement arrives after an avalanche killed 13 people on Thursday.

The planned 2-hour event special, which was being produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, was to chronicle climber Joby Ogwyn's journey to the summit of Mt. Everest.