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Posted: August 15, 2017

Ryan Reynolds speaks out after stuntwoman dies on set of ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds attends The Contenders Screening of DEADPOOL With Ryan Reynolds at MOMA on December 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)
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Ryan Reynolds attends The Contenders Screening of DEADPOOL With Ryan Reynolds at MOMA on December 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)

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By Nicole Moschella, Rare.us

Ryan Reynolds has opened up about the tragedy on the set of “Deadpool 2.”

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On Monday, Joi “SJ” Harris, a professional motorcycle racer and stuntwoman, died on the set of the film when she lost control of her motorcycle and went airborne through a glass window while performing a stunt. It was her first film working as a stuntwoman, according to Deadline.

Related: ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt woman dies after motorcycle crash on set

Witnesses said brakes were not applied, and she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. She died on the scene.

Reynolds took to Twitter hours after the incident to share his condolences.

“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,” he wrote.

The Vancouver Police Department confirmed the news of Harris’ death with a statement on their Twitter account.

The production studio, 20th Century Fox, released a statement expressing their condolences on Monday.

“We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning,” a company spokesperson told US Weekly. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”


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