Stunt Person Dies On Set Of Deadpool 2

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.

 

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