Eight years after his Tallulah Gorge skywalk, Wallenda died during another skywalk attempt, this time between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. High winds caused the 73-year-old stunt performer to fall 121 feet to his death on the pavement below. In the 1970 AJC article on Karl Wallenda's Tallulah Gorge skywalk, writers Ron Taylor and Chip Callaway noted the reaction of Wallenda's wife, Helen, after his successful feat. ''When I drove up here alone, I thought I might be driving back alone. Now I have someone to go back with me. I am so happy.'' Karl Wallenda's great-grandson, Nik, currently continues the family tradition of high-wire skywalks.