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Avengers stuntman killed in car accident along with three children

Avengers stuntman killed in car accident along with three children

Taraja Ramsess and three of his children have been killed in a car accident in Georgia

A stunt actor and three of his children have been killed in a car accident in Georgia.

Taraja Ramsess was known for his stunt roles in the Avengers and Black Panther movies.

On 31 October, Ramsess' car fatally slammed into a tractor-trailer that had broken down near an exit on an Atlanta-area highway, according to WSB-TV.

41-year-old father Ramsess, 13-year-old Sundari Ramsess, and newborn, Fugibo Ramsess, died instantly from the crash.

His son - 10-year-old Kisasi - and a three-year-old girl were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Kisasi died of his injuries on Sunday.

A stunt actor and his three children have been killed in a car accident in Georgia.
Taraja Ramsess/Facebook

Ramsess's mother, Akili Ramsess, wrote on Instagram: "All who knew and met him know how special Taraja was.

"He had a deep capacity for love and loved his children more than all. He loved his martial arts, motorcycles and all things related to filmmaking.

"He a very droll yet wicked sense of humor & yet could be as cornball corny as can be. Sundari, Sunny as she was called, also reflected that special light. Funny & loved to dance.

"Oh God! I can't believe they're gone!"

Filmmaker Ave DuVernay posted a tribute which read: "He walked like a king. And to me, always acted like one.

"He was a part of our crew family at ARRAY. He left us last night forever in a way that makes the hearts of all who knew him break into a million pieces.

"We’d talk about art and his family. My goodness, did he love his children.

"I remember one day on set, we didn’t have enough Black background actors for a key scene.

"I had to recruit my crew members to be on-camera."

Taraja Ramsess was known for his stunt roles in the Avengers and Black Panther movies.
@eyeakili/Instagram

Long-time friend and X3 Sports trainer Tony Tucci told WSB-TV: "He was just an amazing person. We have a great loss to this world.

"It makes you reflect and gives you a new perspective on everyone you need to call every day. Because you never know when your last words are going to be to someone.

"He was always a family man. They would come and sit and watch him train, and they would jump in and start training too."

Ramsess's cousin Pharaoh Hardee told USA Today: "He was very involved and loving with these children. I would FaceTime call him randomly throughout the day and he would be getting the kids ready for school, picking them up or taking them to gym with him."

Featured Image Credit: Taraja Ramsess/Facebook/@eyeakili/Instagram

Topics: Avengers, Marvel, TV and Film