Very sad; he is probably someone's dad or grampa (this always comes to mind when the legions of "darwin people" crawl out of the slime and take to the keyboard)
I believe there has been a great misunderstanding of the picture.
The cross was placed in 2011 even while the search was going on for the missing who were known to have gone over the falls. Other families might have left other symbols or mementos, but the cross was there as a symbol of respect.
It was a powerfully moving and sobering experience to come up the trail and be reminded of the frailty of human life. That cross stopped a lot of us in our tracks. Requiescat in pace
I'm sorry my posting was interpreted it a different way. That was not the intent.