A stunt person was killed on the set of “ Deadpool 2 ” Monday morning after a trick involving a motorcycle went wrong, Variety has confirmed.
The stuntwoman was identified by several outlets as Joi “SJ” Harris, the first female African-American road racer. The sequel to “Deadpool” is filming in Vancouver. Production began in late June.
“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.
A spokesman for 20th Century Fox commented, “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”
Ryan Reynolds posted a statement on Twitter later on Monday, saying that the production is “heartbroken, shocked, and devastated” over the news.
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