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Tony McFarr, Chris Pratt’s Stunt Double, Dead at 47

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Tony McFarr, a Hollywood stuntman who worked beside some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars, has died, ET can confirm.

TMZ first reported McFarr’s death, with confirmation from the 47-year-old’s mother, Donna. Per the outlet, McFarr died on Monday at his home located “just outside Orlando.” 

Donna tells TMZ that her son was “active and healthy,” with his death coming as an “unexpected” shock to the family, who don’t know the exact circumstances of his death yet.

In a statement to ET, the Orange County Medical Examiner’s office confirms that they have the case. “An exam has already taken place and cause/manner of death is pending toxicology results,” the office says.

McFarr’s work as a stuntman spans years of work in well-known projects, including Bones, Homeland, Teen Wolf, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, Captain America: Civil War, The Accountant and Allegiant, among many more films.

The stunt worker recently launched a career in restaurant ownership — in July 2023, he took to his Instagram page to tease the opening of his eatery, Reel Bowls, a poke and salad stop with a film theme near Orlando. He shared another post in February celebrating the restaurant’s opening. 

McFarr is most known for his work as a stunt double for Marvel star Chris Pratt. The duo first worked together on Jurassic World in 2015. McFarr went on to double for Pratt in Passengers, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and, most recently, Guardians of the Galaxy 2. 

Chris Pratt on the red carpet for the screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage
Chris Pratt arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Universal Pictures Jurassic World DominionEmma McIntyre/WireImage

In a post shared from the set of GotG 2, Pratt introduced his fans to his stunt double and friend.

“Here’s me and my stunt-man Tony McFarr (also Tommy Harper stunt coordinator and our first AD Lars Winther) on set,” the father of three captioned the post. “Been working with Tony since Jurassic World. Love you buddy! Happy wrap!”

McFarr is survived by his daughter, his sister, and his mom and dad. 

Chris PrattNathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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