A stunt person died on the set of Deadpool 2 yesterday.
Vancouver police say the female stunt driver was killed while doing a stunt on a motorcycle.
Star Ryan Reynolds tweeted, “Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool. We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated … but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heart pours out to them — along with each and every person she touched in this world.”
The woman has been identified as Joi "SJ" Harris, the first African-American woman licensed to compete in motorcycle road racing. Deadline says this was her first film as a stunt performer and that she was not wearing a helmet during the scene.
Production on Deadpool 2 began in late June. It's set to open June 1st, 2018.
SAD NEWS: A stunt-woman was killed on the #Vancouver set of “#Deadpool2” this morning after a trick involving a motorcycle went wrong, Variety has confirmed. - “Vancouver police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of ‘#Deadpool’ during a stunt on a motorcycle,” the Vancouver PD said in a statement. The event took place around 8:20 a.m. on Monday when the stuntwoman crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower’s ground floor studio." - #WorkSafeBC spokesperson Trish Knight Chernecki said the agency has launched a long-term investigation into the accident and has a total of five officers currently on the scene. No further information on the incident or stunt-woman will be released until the investigation settles. #RyanReynolds speaks out (Swipe) mourning the loss of the crew-member. Terrible thing to admit it's the awful accidents like this that makes movie fans realize, respect and appreciate the importance and bravery of stunt-people. They risk their lives just for moviegoer's entertainment. My thoughts and prayers are with the brave young woman's family, friends, and loved ones in this difficult time. 🙏❤ [Via: #Variety] #RIP #RestInPeace