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)
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.
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 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.”