On Deadpool 2 set a stuntwomen has died while performing a motorcycle stunt, Vancouver police has confirmed the news via twitter
A stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle. VPD & @WorkSafeBC investigators are at the scene.
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) August 14, 2017
According to various outlets the stuntwomen was identified as Joi “SJ” Harris, the first female African-American road racer.
— Ben Miljure (@CTVNewsBen) August 14, 2017
According to WorkSafeBC and the Coroners Service, The incident occurred at the very end of 1000 block of West Waterfront Road, Vancouver B.C.
Talking to CCN in an official statement by 20th Century Fox, the studio behind “Deadpool 2”,
“We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning,” The studio than added “Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”
“Deadpool 2” star Rayan Reyonolads also released his own Statement via his Twitter; he said “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.”
He then added: “My heart pours out to them — along with each and every person she touched in this world.”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017
Sadly this isn’t the first time someone had died during a movie shoot when their stunt gone horribly wrong.
And we hope that the film shooting isn’t affected because of this tragedy.