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Chris Pratt pays tribute to Hollywood stunt double who died aged 47

Tony McFarr, a Hollywood stuntman for Chris Pratt, has died. He was 47.

McFarr’s mum, Donna, informed TMZ her son died at his house outdoors Orlando, Florida, on Could 13.

The household reportedly doesn’t but know the reason for loss of life.

Donna stated McFarr was “lively and wholesome” and described his passing as “sudden” and “surprising.”

The Orange County Medical Examiner confirmed to TMZ that they’re operating toxicology exams on McFarr.

McFarr is survived by his dad and mom, his sister and his daughter. He will likely be buried close to his grandmother in Pennsylvania, in accordance with TMZ.

McFarr was a stuntman on varied films, together with Daybreak of the Planet of the Apes, The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay — Half 1, Captain America: Civil Warfare, Pitch Good 3 and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

He additionally did stunts for tv exhibits like Bones, Teen Wolf, Homeland and The Strolling Lifeless.

The primary time McFarr doubled Pratt, 44, on the massive display was for 2015’s Jurassic World.

McFarr continued to do stunts for Pratt in Passengers, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Pratt took to Instagram to pay tribute to McFarr, saying he was “devastated” by the tragic information.

“We did a number of films collectively. We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent countless hours on set,” Pratt wrote on his tales.

“I’ll always remember his toughness. I bear in mind he took a nasty shot to the top (within the title sequence of Guardians 2) and obtained a number of staples in his head – he got here proper again to work able to go once more.

“He was an absolute stud. He was at all times a gentleman {and professional}. He’ll be missed. My prayers exit to his family and friends, particularly his daughter.”

Pratt beforehand gave McFarr a shout out on Instagram in June 2016.

The actor shared a photograph of the pair in costume as Peter Quill/Star-Lord on the final day on set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

“Right here’s me and my stuntman Tony McFarr (additionally Tommy Harper stunt coordinator and our first AD Lars Winther) on set. Been working with Tony since Jurassic World. Love you buddy! Completely satisfied wrap!” Pratt wrote.

This story initially appeared on New York Publish and was reproduced with permission

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