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Deadpool 2 stuntwoman dies while filming motorcycle scene

A stuntwoman who died in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday morning while filming a motorcycle stunt for the movie Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi "SJ" Harris, the self-identified first African-American female road racer. Harris reportedly had completed the stunt successfully four times before she lost control of the bike and crashed through a window. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds put out a statement on Monday to announce the accident.

Canadian workplace safety officials will investigate the accident.

Harris was likely filming a stunt for the mutant character Domino, played by actress Zazie Beetz, BBC News reports. Deadpool 2 is slated for release in June 2018.