05-16-2024, 9:14 PM

Tony McFarr, Chris Pratt's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stunt double, dies at 47

Tony McFarr, a professional stuntman known for performing some of Chris Pratt's most exciting stunts in films such as Jurassic World, Passengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, among others, has passed away at the age of 47.

While the cause of his death has not yet been determined, McFarr's mother confirmed that his passing was unexpected, noting that he had been active and healthy prior to his death.

McFarr kickstarted his career in the stunt industry during the 2010s by working on TV shows such as "Bones" and "Teen Wolf," along with movies like "Transformers; Dark of the Moon" and "Rock of Ages." He began doubling for Pratt in 2015s "Jurassic World". Continued collaborating with him on projects like "Passengers" in 2016 and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in 2017. Additionally he showcased his skills in films including "The Accountant," "Logan Lucky " and "Captain America; Civil War."

His last collaboration as Pratts stunt double was in the movie "Jurassic World; Fallen Kingdom" released in 2018.

His final film credit was in 2021’s “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.”

McFarr is survived by his daughter, sister, and parents, who plan to gather in the coming weeks to celebrate his life. He will be buried in Pennsylvania, near his grandmother.

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