'Deadpool 2' stunt person dead after on-set accident

(CNN) A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of "Deadpool 2," according to a statement from the Vancouver police.

The name of the victim has not been released.

"We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of 'Deadpool 2' this morning," 20th Century Fox said in a statement. "Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."

"Deadpool 2" is the follow-up to the 2016 film starring Ryan Reynolds that grossed over $363 million domestically.
Production on the sequel began in late June. At the time, Reynolds marked the occasion with a photo posted to social media captioned, "Feels good to be back."

Since then, Reynolds, a Vancouver native, has shared numerous behind the scenes sneak peeks.

Last week, he posted a photo with local police, thanking them for their help coordinating a scene that caused road closures and traffic delays downtown. (In his post, he jokingly referred to the film as "Spider-Man.")

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