A Stunt Woman Dies On Set Of Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds Speaks Out: ‘We’re Heartbroken’

Ryan Reynolds

Deadpool 2 star, Ryan Reynolds, opened up about the death of a stunt woman, who has now been identified as Joi ‘SJ’ Harris, a professional road racer born in Brooklyn, New York.

The accident took place on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver on Monday, August 14.

According to TMZ, stunt woman Joi ‘SJ’ Harris went into the air and crashed through the glass of a ground floor studio while filming the popular Marvel sequel.

Ryan Reynolds Speaks Out

Several hours after the incident, the Deadpool lead star tweeted the following:

Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool. We’re heartbroken, shocked, 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.”

Vancouver police also spoke out about the accident via Twitter, and confirmed the sad news:

A stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle. VPD & @WorkSafeBC investigators are at the scene.”

As TMZ reports, the motorcycle driver flew up into the air and crashed through the glass of a ground floor studio at Shaw Tower. According to the witnesses, the stunt woman did not apply the brakes.

The upcoming Deadpool sequel starring Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Jack Kesy, should hit big screen in June 2018.

It is currently unknown whether this sad accident will affect the production schedule.

Our thoughts are with Harris’ family.