Ryan Reynolds ‘devastated’ by stuntwoman’s death

Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie Deadpool. Joe Lederer

A STUNT driver working on the set of Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool 2 crashed a motorcycle and died on Monday in the actor's home town of Vancouver, police said.

The unidentified female victim lost control of her wheels and smashed through windows of Shaw Tower in downtown Vancouver at about 8am, witnesses told the Vancouver Sun newspaper.

She was filming a stunt when her bike jumped a curb and crashed into the local landmark office building, witnesses told The Province newspaper.

The bike appeared to be a Ducati motorcycle. Deadpool 2 shot scenes last week with the female character Domino, played by actress Zazie Beetz, riding in that motorcycle make.

No brakes were heard moments before the crash.

"People were running on the sidewalk, the motorcycle comes flying across the street, looks like from a ramp because it was in the air," a witness told Canadian cable network Global News.

"(The rider was) standing on the bike, slams into that building, clearly hit and out-of-control and clearly not planned."

The witness added: "It was so out-of-control, it looked like an accident".

The Vancouver Police Department said it and the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia are investigating.

"A stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle. VPD & @WorkSafeBC investigators are at the scene," cops tweeted.

Deadpool 2 is a sequel to the 2016 Marvel Comics hit and stars Vancouver native Reynolds.

The movie has been shooting in Vancouver since June 26. The crew shot several complex motorcycle stunts last week on downtown streets.

Just last week, Reynolds thanked Vancouver police for all their work keeping the set safe.

He tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by Vancouver blue and the message: "Thank you #VPD. And the great people of Vancouver for putting up with road closures and traffic delays as we film Spider-Man downtown."

Reynolds was clearly joking with his Spider-Man reference, because the title character wears a similar suit.

This article was originally published on The New York Post

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