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Reynolds 'heartbroken'

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted Monday he's "heartbroken" over the death of a stuntwoman on the set in downtown Vancouver.

"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," said the Vancouver native.

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

A spokesman for 20th Century Fox issued a statement that said, "We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."

Vancouver police said WorkSafeBC, the provincial workplace safety agency, and the coroner's service were investigating.

Trish Knight Chernecki of WorkSafe BC said five investigators were assigned to the accident. Two are looking at any possible occupational health and safety issues while the other three are examining the cause of the crash and prevention in the future, she said.



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