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Stunt woman dies in tragic accident on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’

The throttle somehow engaged on her fifth attempt and she lost control.

 

Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Published Aug 14, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 8:36 pm CDT

A stunt woman working on the set of Deadpool 2 has died of injuries she sustained in a motorcycle stunt gone wrong.

The unnamed stunt driver had performed the stunt successfully several times, according to witnesses, before the throttle engaged on her fifth attempt and sent her crashing through the ground floor of Shaw Tower in Vancouver around 8:20 this morning.

Vancouver police confirmed the fatal accident in a release earlier today.

A spokesman for 20th Century Fox told Variety, “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.”

It does not appear that anyone else was injured, but filming has been shut down as investigators review the incident. The tragic news comes just months after another stunt actor, John Bernecker, died after falling on the set of The Walking Dead near Atlanta.

H/T Global News

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*First Published: Aug 14, 2017, 3:08 pm CDT