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‘Devastated’ Chris Pratt breaks his silence on stunt double Tony McFarr’s death


Chris Pratt has broken his silence following the news of his stunt double Tony McFarr’s death.

McFarr died at his home outside Orlando, Fla., on May 13. He was 47. His family reportedly doesn’t know the cause of death yet.

“Devastated to hear about the loss of my friend and former stunt double Tony McFarr. We did several movies together. We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent endless hours on set. I’ll never forget his toughness,” Pratt, 44, wrote in an Instagram Story on Thursday.

“I remember he took a nasty shot to the head (in the title sequence of Guardians 2) and got several staples in his head – he came right back to work ready to go again,” he continued. “He was an absolute stud. He was always a gentleman and professional.”

Tony McFarr and Chris Pratt on the set of “Jurassic World.” Chris Pratt / Instagram
Chris Pratt broke his silence on Tony McFarr’s death on May 16, 2024. Chris Pratt / Instagram

“He’ll be missed,” the “Parks and Recreation” alum concluded. “My prayers go out to his friends and family, especially his daughter.”

McFarr’s mom, Donna, revealed her son’s passing to TMZ. Donna said McFarr was “active and healthy” and described his passing as “unexpected” and “shocking.”

The Orange County Medical Examiner confirmed to TMZ that they are running toxicology tests on McFarr.

Pratt went on to share photos of him and McFarr on the set of “Jurassic World” and more. He also doubled for Pratt in “Passengers,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Chris Pratt and Tony McFarr worked together on “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.” Chris Pratt/Instagram
“He was always a gentleman and professional,” Chris Pratt wrote. Chris Pratt/Instagram
Tony McFarr’s family reportedly don’t know the cause of death yet. Chris Pratt / Instagram

Additionally, McFarr worked on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Pitch Perfect 3” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

McFarr is survived by his parents, his sister and his daughter. A funeral service will reportedly be held in Pennsylvania.



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