Following a fatal accident on the set of “Deadpool 2” that killed a stuntwoman, director David Leitch and star Ryan Reynolds offered their condolences on Monday.
“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of our stunt performers today,” Leitch said in a statement. “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.”
Reynolds released a statement of his own on Twitter, saying he and the film’s cast and crew were “heartbroken, shocked, and devastated” by the accident.
The accident occurred at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, where filming on “Deadpool 2” has taken place since late June and where motorcycle stunts had been filmed over the last few days. After completing a stunt over several takes, the stuntwoman reportedly lost control of her motorcycle and crashed through a building window. According to CTV News Vancouver, paramedics stayed at the scene for approximately 45 minutes before driving off with the stunt woman without turning on its sirens.
Local police and officials from WorkSafeBC, which probes all workplace fatalities in British Columbia, are still investigating the incident.