UPDATE: August 15, 7:33 a.m. ― Deadline identified the victim as Joi “SJ” Harris, reporting that it was her first film as a stunt performer.
UPDATE: 5:32 p.m. ― Following the tragic news that a female stunt driver died in an accident on the set of “Deadpool 2,” actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted out a statement, saying those working on the movie are “heartbroken, shocked and devastated.” The actor added that those on the crew “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,” he said.
A “Deadpool 2” stunt driver has reportedly died on set after a motorcycle accident Monday morning in downtown Vancouver. According to reports, the female stunt driver crashed through a window of Shaw Tower.
Her identity has not yet been released.
“Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of ‘Deadpool’ during a stunt on a motorcycle,” police said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter.
While the Vancouver Police Department also confirmed the news on Twitter, a representative told HuffPost over the phone that an official press release is forthcoming.
The incident is currently under investigation.
Production on “Deadpool 2” began in late June, and the movie is scheduled for release in 2018.
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