A stunt actor was killed during filming of “Deadpool 2,” Vancouver Police confirmed on Twitter.
The incident occurred near Jack Poole Plaza during a stunt scene involving a motorcycle, which had been reportedly completed on four previous takes. The stunt actor went airborne while her bike crashed through a ground floor window at Shaw Tower. Police are currently investigating the incident.
“People were running on the sidewalk, the motorcycle comes flying across the street, looks like from a ramp because it was in the air,” one witness told Global News. “[The rider was] standing on the bike, slams into that building, clearly hit and out-of-control and clearly not planned.”
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“We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning,” 20th Century Fox said in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”
“Deadpool 2” has been filming in Vancouver since late June. It is slated for a June 1, 2018 release.
UPDATE: 2:30 PM: “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds released a statement on Twitter on the incident, saying the cast and crew of the film are “heartbroken, shocked and saddened” by the stunt actor’s death and offered condolences to her family. Read the full statement below.
David Leitch, director of “Deadpool 2,” also gave his condolences in a statement.
“”I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of our stunt performers today. No words can express how I and the rest of the Deadpool 2 crew feel about this tragedy,” Leitch wrote. “Our thoughts are with her family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time.”