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Motorcycle Stuntwoman dies on set of Deadpool 2

Tributes paid to professional rider as motorcycle stunt for the Marvel sequel goes tragically wrong .

A female stunt rider was killed whilst performing a motorcycle stunt in Vancouver on Monday for the movie Deadpool 2.

Joi ‘SJ’ Harris was believed to have been doubling for Zazie Beetz – who plays new character Dominon in the film – when she lost control of the Ducati she was riding and crashed into the Shaw Tower. It was the fifth take.

Joi Harris, from Brooklyn NY, was an experienced rider who – according to American website TMZ – was a professional road racer and the first African-American woman to be licensed for the sport. Deadpool was her first movie as a stunt rider.

The stunt allegedly required the rider to not wear a helmet but had reportedly been rehearsed and practiced over several days.

Updates on the story and tributes to Joi Harris have been made across social media.

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    Thunder9501

    August 15, 2017 at 08:08

    Confirmed Death?

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    YOGi

    August 15, 2017 at 14:19

    Terrible news, thoughts with her family.

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