Zazie broke her silence on Wednesday night by sharing a handwritten message on Instagram which read, "On Monday we tragically lost one of our own - Joi SJ Harris. The cast and crew send peace, healing, and their deepest condolences". The driver she replaced had a helmet to go under the Domino wig, but since Harris was such a late addition, she didn't have time to get one made for her, and thus was not wearing a helmet at the time of her death.
Harris died on the set of "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday after a trick involving a motorcycle went wrong.
On her website, she promoted herself as "the first licensed African American women in USA history to actively compete in sanctioned motorcycle road racing events".
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The stuntwoman was performing the motorcycle stunt as a double for Zazie Beets' character and Deadline reports she was not wearing a helmet at the time. According to eyewitnesses, she reportedly lost control of her motorcycle and crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower's ground floor studio. The touching moment was caught by TMZ and can be seen in the video below.
Ryan Reynolds, who stars in the film, led the crew in a moment of silence as production resumed on Wednesday. "Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool ", wrote Reynolds, who's reprising his role as Wade in the superhero sequel.
'We're heartbroken, shocked, devastated... but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. This means Deadpool 2 should remain on course for its previously-scheduled June 2018 release date.