Female stunt driver dies on the set of 'Deadpool 2'

 

A female stunt driver died on the set of the upcoming Deadpool sequel, Vancouver police confirmed Monday.

“A stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle,” read a tweet sent out on the official Vancouver police department’s account. The tweet specified “investigators are at the scene.”

Ryan Reynolds, who stars in the wise-cracking anti-hero franchise, announced the start of production on his Deadpool 2 June 26, writing it “feels good to be back.” 

Deadpool brought in $363 million at the box office when it debuted in Feb. 2016. The sequel is slated for release on June 1, 2018.  

In July, a stuntman for The Walking Dead died after suffering serious injuries on the Georgia set. John Bernecker, 33, fell more than 20 feet onto concrete from a balcony while shooting the AMC show.

And on Sunday, a video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. Cruise is well known for performing many of his own stunts.

USA TODAY has reached out to 20th Century Fox and reps for Reynolds for comment.

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