On highwires and skywires around the world, he lived the life of his dreams, inspiring and entertaining millions of people. Jay Cochrane also discovered something else along the way: the need within himself to help others.

His adult life was founded upon those two great desires: to perform some of the greatest, most spectacular, high-wire feats the world has ever seen and to bring joy and hope into the lives of children in need. Nicknamed "The Prince of the Air," his art showed others what was possible.

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All images are ©Mark D Phillips. Photos may be licensed and downloaded through our site.