Stunt Double For Chris Pratt Has Passed Away

The Hollywood stunt community is mourning the loss of Tony McFarr, a celebrated stunt double for actor Chris Pratt, who passed away at the age of 47.

McFarr’s mother, Donna, shared the heartbreaking news with TMZ, revealing that her son died unexpectedly at his home outside Orlando, Florida, on May 13. The family has yet to determine the cause of death, describing it as “unexpected” and “shocking.” The Orange County Medical Examiner is conducting toxicology tests to uncover more details.

Known for his work in high-profile films, McFarr’s impressive resume includes stunt performances in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” His talent also extended to television, where he performed stunts in popular series such as “Bones,” “Teen Wolf,” “Homeland,” and “The Walking Dead.”

Tony McFarr first doubled for Chris Pratt in the blockbuster “Jurassic World” (2015), and their professional relationship continued through several major projects. McFarr’s expertise and dedication were pivotal in films like “Passengers,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” The bond between McFarr and Pratt was evident, with Pratt often expressing his admiration and gratitude for McFarr’s work.

In June 2016, Pratt shared a heartfelt post on Instagram, featuring a photo of himself with McFarr and other crew members on the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” In the caption, Pratt wrote: “Here’s me and my stunt-man Tony McFarr (also Tommy Harper stunt coordinator and our first AD Lars Winther) on set. Been working with Tony since Jurassic World. Love you buddy! Happy wrap!”

McFarr’s death has been a significant blow to those who knew him. Donna McFarr remembered her son as “active and healthy,” making his sudden passing even more difficult to comprehend. He is survived by his parents, his sister, and his daughter. The family plans to bury McFarr near his grandmother in Pennsylvania, as per TMZ.

The impact of Tony McFarr’s work in Hollywood cannot be overstated. As a stuntman, his physical prowess and ability to perform dangerous scenes safely and convincingly brought many films and TV shows to life. His legacy in the industry is marked by the memorable performances and the relationships he built with actors and fellow stunt professionals.

The Post has reached out to Chris Pratt’s representatives for comment on McFarr’s passing.

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