Update (August 14): The stunt driver has been identified as Joi "SJ" Harris. For more details, see this article.
Vancouver's film industry is in mourning today after a female motorcyclist died while performing a movie stunt on the set of Deadpool 2.
The film's star, Vancouver's Ryan Reynolds, has issued a statement expressing his sorrow for her family and loved ones.
"My heart pours out to them—along with each and every person she touched in the world," Reynolds said over Twitter.
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch released the following statement: “I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of our stunt performers today. No words can express how I and the rest of the Deadpool 2 crew feel about this tragedy. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time.”
Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the film, also mourned the death in a handwritten note shared on Instagram. "I know that what I feel is nothing compared to what her loved ones, friends, and family are feeling," she said. "My heart and my love goes out to her and them all."
Vancouver police say that WorkSafeBC and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the crash, which occurred behind the Shaw Tower in downtown Vancouver.
Police remain on the scene as of this writing and the stuntwoman's name has not been released.
B.C. creative industry catalyst Creative BC and the Motion Picture Production Association issued a statement as well.