France Obit Tightrope Walker

December 28, 2013 - 10:04 AM
FILE - French tightrope walker Henri Rechatin walks over the Saint-Remy sur Durolle countryside in central France, in this July 16, 1967 file photo, as he breaks the specialty’s world record of the time. The celebrated French tightrope walker known as Henry’s, who balanced above high the Alps, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, has died Friday Dec. 27 2013, aged 82, the mayor of his home town of St Etienne announced Saturday. (AP Photo, File)