Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds Mourns Death of Stunt Woman

Star Ryan Reynolds released a statement on Monday about the death of a stuntwoman who was killed on the set of “Deadpool 2.”

“Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming ‘Deadpool,’” he wrote in a message posted to Twitter. “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. My heart pours out to them — along with each and every person she touched in this world.”

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The event occurred around 8:20 a.m. when the stuntwoman, identified as Joi “SJ” Harris, lost control of her motorcycle and crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower’s ground floor studio.

Director David Leitch also mourned the stuntwoman’s death. “I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of our stunt performers today,” he wrote in a statement. “No words can express how I and the rest of the ‘Deadpool 2’ crew feel about this tragedy. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time.”

Fox also commented on the tragic happening. “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning,” a studio spokesperson said. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”