There is tragic news from the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2 today as a stuntwoman was killed in an on set accident while operating a motorcycle. Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox have released the statements below.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017
20th Century Fox released this statement:
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.
Reports are slowly coming together that suggest the rider was thrown through the air when her bike crashed through the glass of a ground floor studio near Shaw Tower. Vancouver police are investigating the accident:
Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle. VPD officers are at the scene, along with officers from WorkSafeBC. More information will be released when it is available.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.