Resident Evil Film Crew Member Killed In Tragic Accident On Set

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It’s been reported that a crew member working on the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was killed on set just days before the film was due to wrap.

34-year-old Ricardo Corenlius was working on set during a prep day when he sustained serious injuries, leading to his death.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the accident happened on December 3 – a few days before the film wrapped on December 9 – while Mr Corenlius was carrying out safety checks at the Cape Town set in South Africa.

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German production company Constantin Films issued a statement on the sad incident:

We are all deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic accident, which was out of anyone’s control. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

According to eye-witnesses, Ricardo was helping secure a Hummer to a turntable when he slipped and became trapped between the vehicle and a wall. The accident did not happen during filming and an investigation is said to be ongoing.

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His wife, Shafiefa Cornelius, spoke to South African website IOL:

The doctors said his lungs were completely flat and he was bleeding a lot. He was unconscious and he was already on life support. I held his hand and I told him not to leave us because we need him and he is a strong man.

This isn’t the first time tragedy has struck on the Resident Evil set – earlier this year Milla Jovovich’s stuntwoman, Olivia Jackson, suffered horrendous injuries that left her arm paralysed and in need of amputation after a motorcycle crash

Our thoughts go out to Ricardo’s family and friends at this awful time.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set to release in January 2017.


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