Chris Pratt’s stunt double Tony McFarr dies aged 47

Chris Pratt’s stunt double Tony McFarr dies aged 47

Tony McFarr, Chris Pratt’s stunt double, had died at the age of 47

Tony McFarr, stuntman to the stars, has died at the age of 47.

The stunt double, who has worked alongside Chris Pratt for years – including on Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World – died at his home in Florida on Monday.

His mom confirmed the sad news to TMZ, reportedly describing her loss as ‘unexpected and shocking’.

She also shared that her son was ‘active and healthy’, and that they are unsure about his cause of death.

The outlet reports that the medical examiner’s office has the case, and that a toxicology investigation is ongoing.

McFarr has been working as a stunt performer for years, landing some of his first credits in 2012 – he began his career in the spotlight on projects including Rock of Ages, Teen Wolf and the Finder.

The pair worked alongside each other for years (Picture: Instagram)

He also appeared in the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Homeland and Fast and Furious 7.

It was in 2015 that he first worked alongside Pratt, undertaking stunts for the sci-fi action flick, Jurassic World.

They went on to star in the Fallen Kingdom sequel in 2018, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 in 2017.

Pratt shared a photo beside the late performer from the set of the superhero flick in 2016, to celebrate the project wrapping.

‘Here’s me and my stunt-man Tony McFarr (also Tommy Harper stunt coordinator and our first AD Lars Winther) on set,’ he shared at the time.

‘Been working with Tony since Jurassic World. Love you buddy! Happy wrap!’

Pratt has yet to speak out over McFarr’s death.

Aside from Guardians of the Galaxy, he also performed stunts in a string of other Marvel projects, including Captain America: Civil War in 2016, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, two years later.

His credits also include Tag, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3 and Logan Lucky.

McFarr’s last official credited work as a stuntman was in Grobb, in 2022.

He landed three SAG award nominations thanks to his efforts in front of the camera – for outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture for his work on Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Jurassic World, and outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble for Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.

Aside from his stunt work, he was also listed as an actor in episodes of Burn Notice, One Tree Hill and MacGyver.

McFarr is survived by his daughter.

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