A stunt person was killed on the set of “Deadpool 2” when a motorcycle stunt went terribly wrong.
The rider, who was female, went airborne in Vancouver Monday morning during filming for the movie. Her bike crashed through the glass of a ground-floor studio inside Shaw Tower near Jack Poole Plaza. Witnesses say she never applied the brakes. Ryan Reynolds tweeted about the tragedy.
The stuntwoman who was killed on the set of “Deadpool 2” has been identified … and she was a professional road racer.
The victim was Joi “SJ” Harris, a professional motorcycle racer from Brooklyn, NY and the first African-American licensed female in the sport … her family confirms to TMZ.
She was not a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists — a Canadian actors union. “Deadpool 2” was also her first film as a stunt driver.
We broke the story … Harris lost control of her motorcycle during filming in Vancouver, which sent her airborne through a glass window of a ground floor studio. Eyewitnesses say the brakes were never applied … and she was also not wearing a helmet. She died on the scene.
It’s the second major mishap involving stunts in as many days. Tom Cruise was badly injured during a failed stunt on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6.”
It’s unclear how old Harris was at the time of her death. Still … RIP