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Ryan Reynolds 'devastated' after stunt death

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has been left "heartbroken" and "devastated" by the death of a stuntwoman on the set of the film's sequel.

Police officials in his native Vancouver, Canada have confirmed the female stunt driver was killed on Monday (14Aug17) and local coroner's officials have launched an investigation into the incident.

"A stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle," a message on Twitter read. "VPD (Vancouver Police Department officials) & @WorkSafeBC investigators are at the scene."

According to reports, the unnamed stuntwoman performed the scene several times before she crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower's ground floor studio after losing control of her motorcycle.

"We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning," the studio's spokesperson says. "Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."

And now the film's star has added his condolences via Twitter, writing: "Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool. We're heartbroken, shocked and devastated... but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment.

"My heart pours out to them - along with each and every single person she touched in this world."

Investigators for the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia are also conducting an investigation into the accident with a spokesman revealing two officers are "inspecting the site for immediate occupational health and safety issues", while another three are "investigating the incident for cause and prevention under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation."

Filming on Deadpool 2 began in June (17).

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