Joi “SJ” Harris was the first “licensed African American female racer”
During the filming of Deadpool 2, a stunt woman was in a tragic accident and died.
Joi “SJ” Harris was a motorcycle road racer, who accepted her first stunt performance role on the sequel.
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Joi was filming in Vancouver, Canada this past Monday when she hit a kerb and crashed into a building, according to reports. She was standing in as Domino, for an action scene.
You can visit her personal site here. She states she was “first licensed African American female road racer in the U.S.” and competed in American Motorcyclist Association races back in 2013. She also talks about how she started riding bikes in Brooklyn.
Ryan Reynolds said he was “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” by her accident.
Filming has been put on hold.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017