The original Deadpool, which was also filmed in Vancouver, earned $780 million in 2016 on a $58-million budget to become the highest-grossing R-rated movies ever.
A spokesperson for BC Coroners Service, who says the agency is responsible for investigating "all unnatural, sudden and unexpected, unexplained or unattended deaths" in British Columbia, said its investigation is underway. The spectaculars felt that the incident was part of a stunt but later they realized that it was an accident.
In an accompanying caption, she called the day of Harris' death "a nightmare I was hoping to wake up from".
"Deadpool 2" was Harris' first role as a stunt performer in a film, according to Deadline Hollywood. "No words can express how I and the rest of the 'Deadpool 2" crew feel about this tragedy.
The previous stunt double had a helmet fitted under a wig, but the production did not have time to get one made for Harris.
If there's one thing Joi (SJ) Harris' friends and family can agree on, it's that she had serious guts. "We ask that you respect the privacy of her family and friends, as we mourn her loss".
Harris' death is the second fatal on-set accident in less than a month.
Reynolds said his heart "pours out to them - along with each and every person she touched in this world". Filming was immediately halted for the investigation, but the crew has once again resumed work on the movie in Vancouver.
This isn't the first stuntperson who has died on set this year.
Harris loved the freedom, the excitement and the adrenaline rush that motorcycles brought her, said Elliott, adding he will always remember her smile.