Chris Pratt 'Devastated' by Death of Stunt Double

Stuntman, actor Tony McFarr was 47
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2024 6:11 AM CDT
Chris Pratt 'Devastated' by Death of Stunt Double
This image released by Disney-Marvel shows Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."   (Disney-Marvel via AP)

Chris Pratt says he's "devastated" by the death of stuntman Tony McFarr, his stunt double in movies including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Passengers, and two Jurassic World films. "We did several movies together," Pratt wrote in an Instagram Story on Thursday, per E! News. "We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent endless hours on set." McFarr, 47, died at his home outside Orlando on Monday. His mother, Donna, told TMZ that he was active and healthy and his death was unexpected. "An exam has already taken place and cause/manner of death is pending toxicology results," the Orange County Medical Examiner's office said in a statement to Fox News.

McFarr has 60 stunt credits and six acting credits at IMDB, going back to 2007. TMZ reports that he switched his focus to restaurant ownership in recent years. "I'll never forget his toughness," Pratt wrote. "I remember he took a nasty shot to the head (in the title sequence of Guardians 2) and got several staples in his head - he came right back to work ready to go again. He was an absolute stud. He was always a gentleman and a professional. He'll be missed. My prayers go out to his friends and family, especially his daughter." (More stuntman stories.)

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