Just a few days after Olivia Jackson, stunt double for actress Mila Jovovich, announced that she will have her arm amputated following an accident on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, another mishap occured, this time, claiming the life of stuntman.
Ricardo Cornelius passed away on December 3 from injurires sustained during a safety check mishap. He was 34 -years old.
A Hummer used on set reportedly toppled and crushed the stuntman against the wall. According to Cornelius’s widow, Shafiefa, the doctor told her that her husband’s lungs were completely flat and that he suffered extreme blood loss.
“We already bought his Christmas clothes and shoes,” said Shafiefa, “I buried him in his Christmas clothes.”
A spokesperson from Constantin Film released a statement saying, “We are all deeply shocked and saddened by this traggic accident, which was out of anyone’s control. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family”
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is due out in January 2017.