Zazie Beetz recently joined the Deadpool family as Domino. Sadly, the Deadpool set has been marred by tragedy when a stuntwoman lost her life on Monday. Joi “SJ” Harris died while performing a motorcycle stunt. Because Harris was seen wearing what looked like the Domino-costume, it is believed that she was Beetz’s body double.
Beetz shared this handwritten note in tribute to her fallen colleague:
After Monday’s tragic accident, the cast and crew were given two days off from filming. On Wednesday, they had to return to work, so Ryan Reynolds led everyone in a moment of silence in honor of Harris.
According to TMZ, Harris was a professional motorcycle racer and the first African-American licensed woman in the sport. This was her first film as a stunt driver. However, veteran stunt persons believe this accident could have been avoided.
“She was a highly qualified motorcyclist racer but not an experienced stunt person,” Conrad Palmisano, a veteran stunt coordinator tells The Hollywood Reporter.
No matter her training or the events of the tragic day, the whole thing is heartbreaking. RIP Joi “SJ” Harris.