Ryan Reynolds 'devastated' over death of Deadpool 2 stuntwoman
Following the death of a stuntwoman on the set of Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds is “devastated” and sending his condolences to her family.
On Monday, the unidentified stunt driver died from injuries sustained when her motorcycle crashed during filming on the Vancouver, Canada, set of the superhero sequel.
“Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew filming Deadpool,” Reynolds wrote on 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.”
Also reacting to the unfortunate news was Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, who released a statement saying, “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. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time.”
The responses from Reynolds and Leitch comes after an earlier statement from 20th Century Fox that said, “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”
Deadpool 2, which also stars Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz, is scheduled to be released June 1, 2018.