Joi Harris

The stuntwoman who died tragically when she lost control of her motorcycle on the set of Deadpool 2 set on Monday has been identified as Joi Harris, the first black female professional road racer.

According to published reports, Harris was making her film debut as a stunt double when she lost control of her motorcycle and went airborne. She crashed through the plate glass window of the Shaw Tower's lobby in Vancouver, Canada.

Medics scrambled to render emergency aid, but they couldn't save her.

Harris was the first black woman licensed to compete in American Motorcyclist Association races.

She was an experienced road racer and had been rehearsing the stunt all day on Saturday, according to WENN.com. She was not wearing a helmet because the Domino character she was performing as stunt double for doesn't wear one in the scene.

Actress Zazie Beetz plays Domino in Deadpool 2.

Following Harris' death on Monday, the film's director David Leitch and star Ryan Reynolds reached out to Harris' family and loved ones to offer their condolences.

In a statement, the filmmaker says:

"I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of our stunt performers today. No words can express how I and the rest of the Deadpool 2 crew feel about this tragedy. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time."

Reynolds added:

"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."

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I was just reading about this yesterday. My condolences to her family.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Damn. There have been several deaths on set lately. Condolences to the fam & friends

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Oh wow. RIP.

  • Ajavee

    RIP Joi Harris.

  • Shay

    RIP...prayers to her fam.

  • Dee

    Too bad she learned the hard way to always wear a helmet. Motorcycles are very dangerous

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I heard about this on the radio earlier this morning...it's really sad.

  • ShWa

    God this is so sad, RIP young lady.

  • Platoon

    Sacrifice.

  • hotntot95

    It's two types of bikers...the ones that have been down and the ones that are going down...these things are death traps for people with a death wish...

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Poor baby.

  • Waya Hedia

    .. I used to hear that all the time, during the 30 years I rode and NEVER went down. All weather, rain, snow, Los Angeles traffic.

    I only heard it from people who never rode though.

    Riding without a helmet is completely insane. Especially with all the CGI that can be done now.

  • Waya Hedia

    RIP. The production will likely be sued for this.

  • TheOwley

    So sad she was living her dream and it killed her. This is the second most recent stunt death in Hollywood. They really need to look into it. RIP Joi.

  • Elevated Soul

    RIP ......I ride a motorcycle sometimes as well,so she is part of the motorcycle family.

  • stav

    When one lives by the sword , they die by the sword. Life is not to be taken for granted, or to seek out life threatening escapades. Sorry to hear about this young ladies death. We must value the gift of life to the fullest. RIP!

  • Elevated Soul

    I ride a motorcycle at times myself,when I don't want to drive my car.I know someone who also has a motorcycle and a car and he had a wreck in his car.There are more accidents involving cars/trucks than bikes.Also,people that text while driving car/truck are deathtraps for everybody

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's an extremely dangerous way to earn a living.
    RIP!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why?

    She knew the risks.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    I was listening to the local radio on my way to work this morning and they were having some type of gathering for a cop who lost both of his legs in an off-duty motorcycle accident a couple of months ago.

    I was like got damn.

  • You Could Never

    Some of yall are full of shit. the Russian lady was stupid. Reckless and commited suicide; but the one up top is awe. RIP. So sorry etc.

    http://sandrarose.com/2017/08/russian-instagram-star-known-sexy-motorcycle-stunts-dies-crash/#disqus_thread

  • You Could Never

    RIP to her. Same as the Russian lady. A life was lost

  • Noirluv45

    So sorry to hear of this sister's death. My heart goes out to all those who love her. So sad.

    She did this stunt without a helmet because the character she portrayed doesn't wear one. I'm really surprised they allowed that for such a dangerous stunt.

  • hotntot95

    I worked in emergency room when I was younger...the things I've seen as a result of motorcycles still haven't left my mind...with or without the helmets...be safe out there...

  • Waya Hedia

    The things I saw on the road were depressing enough. That must have been hell. No, After 15 bikes and a few hundred thousand miles a little voice said "Okay, you did it. Now, stay off it or someone will hit you in your driveway"

    Sold it and moved on.

  • Waya Hedia

    We'll see. I will wager that there weren't enough protections in place. No one should EVER die making a movie. The thing that kinda bugs me is that the movie will go on and they'll make a lot of money and this rider will be forgotten.

  • hotntot95

    Yeah..that's smart..I get some people love the trill..but cars are enough thrill for me...

  • hotntot95

    I've seen body parts of a biker stuck to another person that came in ER...it's insane to me to ride these things...

  • Waya Hedia

    When I bought my car, which has a top speed of 180, I traded in a bike.. months later I was like.. "Where's my bike"? So I went through another two bikes before I decided I probably wasn't as sharp as I used to be. So now, I have the car, which is sweeeet, but so many deer around you can only go about 35. !

  • Tammie Reed

    So sad, saw this on the news this morning, may she RIP.

  • hotntot95

    lol..I can tell you love speed..slow that az down and live your life...lol

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Damn it man!!! What a tragedy, may she RIP!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The cop lost control of his bike and went into a guardrail.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    smart.

  • Kanyade

    RIP

  • Karen Brady

    Got damn, no helmet! RIP sister.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She did the stunt without a helmet because the character she portrayed doesn't wear one.

  • Guess Who

    Tragic

  • Karen Brady

    Good for you. I rode on the back of one for about 20 min when I was in my early 20's. I was high (weed) and knew I was scared of bikes so being high didn't help none. Needless to say I screamed my azz off under that helmet (we weren't even going that fast) and checked that off my list. Never to be done again.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Rest In Peace.

  • Waya Hedia

    I know.. helluva risk for a day's pay. But there are ways to deal with that kind of stuff. Though it is cheaper to shoot it, she's dead now.

  • Waya Hedia

    If it makes ya feel any better, I HATED being on the back. Scary as hell! Only did it a couple of times out of necessity.

  • Kimberly King

    Errrrr. There's a difference. One died while working while the other one died being a thot and doing it for the 'Gram. Let's not compare this black queen to that thotty beastiality babe. Stop.

  • Karen Brady

    WOW! And you were a rider so that says ALOT! I still shudder when I think back on it :-).

  • Karen Brady

    Ooh and one more thing.. I can't even drive behind someone one a bike. Makes me nervous for both of us! I move to the next lane. A rider once told me that's an excellent thing and I can't recall now if he said everyone should do that or everyone is supposed to do that. Pretty sure it was the former. I've never seen a law about moving to the next lane so...

  • Karen Brady

    Right?

  • You Could Never

    I didnt know one death via motorcycle to another had levels. Or was based on race. Thanks for the education but I said what I said bc I knew someone was going to be ignorant enough to make that comparison. And say one wasnt worthy of a SIMPLE RIP in the time of death.

  • Waya Hedia

    I understand that. Good riders know you're there though. Just give yourself plenty of room to stop in case the rider has to. Riders will get a little nervous if cars are on all sides of them, so just leave plenty of room and don't worry. The worst situations for riders are cars making left turns in front of them and being rear ended at stop lights. Some are daft enough to take the lights off their bikes and install tiny little lights.. cause it looks cool. Always a problem when folks can't see you. As I was riding I watched cell phones come into use, and then texting. That's when I had enough. People used to open their car doors in LA traffic just to harass us, because we could get where we were going on time.

  • Diva4lyfe

    God Bless her family. May they always remember the happy times they shared

  • Athena Panagakos

    This is very sad. Blood sacrifice in Hollywood is real. I'm just going to leave it at that.

  • Rayne

    Dang. Rip joi.?

  • Yardgirl

    Oh no!! RIP Joi Harris *sad*

  • Ms.Vanilla

    No helmet? Sometimes we should just say NO.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    My condolences to JOI HARRIS' Family.

  • hotntot95

    that's terrible..smh

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Joi please know that you made history by being the first African-American professional road racer, and although your time was short, know that we all know your name now. Because of your life little boys and girls will read about your accomplishments and strive to do what you have done now that you have broken down the racial barrier, and that is something to be proud of. Your life was not in vain. To your family and loved ones, my heart and prayers are already with you.

  • JerseyMom

    Wait, no helmet?!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Oh no!

  • Kimberly King

    And guess what ? I'm the one who got "ignorant" and spoke nothing but facts while doing so. This girl died WORKING to make a living and doing something she loved. She is not on the same level as the chick showing her cooch and booty hole while riding a motorcycle. You can be a woman doing something like this and still possess the CLASS that Ms. Joi did. QUEEN. Now hush.

  • Faithz

    Lord Have Mercy... RIP

  • Jonjon

    Keyword: almost. There are more accidents with cars and trucks because more cars and trucks are on the road. I never understand this logic with bikers. A fender bender can happen on the way to work and you may make it in late. Someone hits you on a bike and it's serious.

  • Renee26

    RIP

    Wow this was her debut too...so sad

  • kennedy campbell

    people can die in accidents without everything and everyone being related to that... i'm just going to leave it at that.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    When I discovered the dead stunt woman is black, I was shocked! In my mind, this is something that typically happens to white people.

  • You Could Never

    I will do no such thing. I said wtf I said. Your ass the one who didnt like it. And you didnt have to. BY ANY MEANS. But you decided to talk to ME hoe. Fukk you. When someone dies they are dead. A RIP is fukking free. If you didnt want to offer one then dont. If it dont apply then dont reply. Stupid ass bitch. I CLEARLY said SOME of yall. Did that apply TO YOU? NO. You are not even PRESENT in the link I posted. Now choke on MY bootyhole and die.

  • Kimberly King

    Lmaooooo ! A little feisty aren't ya? You are a loser. Please learn how to spell. Illiteracy is so unfortunate to see in adults. You can't have a healthy debate without resorting to filthy language and name calling? Ew ! Peasant!

  • You Could Never

    I used to edit copy at the newspaper for a living. So my grasp of this language is just fukkin fine. Where is there a misspelling? What was used out of context? The fukk you or the hoe?

  • Harley

    RIP to this QUEEN!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    God bless her family

  • Athena Panagakos

    Sure ?

  • IamAllnatural

    So sad, RIP Joi.

  • Jussjess25

    Rip sis ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    So sad but at last she died doing what she loved...