Chris Pratt Mourns Sudden Death of His Stunt Double Tony McFarr

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ringleader is devastated as he pays tribute to the stunt performer, who worked with him on multiple films, following his passing at the age of 47.

AceShowbiz - Tony McFarr, known for his daring stunts in blockbuster films and TV shows, died on Monday, May 13, at his home in Florida. He was 47. The cause of his death remains unknown pending toxicology tests, according to the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office. McFarr's mother described his sudden passing as "unexpected and shocking."

Over his more than a decade-long career, McFarr performed in a plethora of major productions. He first stepped into the industry with a 2011 episode of "Bones," eventually moving on to double for renowned actors like Chris Pratt and Jon Hamm. His relationship with Pratt began on the set of the 2015 film "Jurassic World," and continued through "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

McFarr's impressive list of stunt credits includes blockbuster movies like "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" Parts 1 and 2, "Furious 7," "Ant-Man and the Wasp," "Captain America: Civil War," "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," and "Logan Lucky." He also contributed to several popular TV series such as "Teen Wolf," "Homeland," "Sleepy Hollow," "Ballers," and "The Walking Dead."

In recent years, McFarr ventured into the restaurant industry, opening Reel Bowls, a poke bar, in Orlando. His diverse interests and dedication to his craft made him a well-rounded individual whose loss is deeply felt by those who knew him.

Chris Pratt expressed his devastation over McFarr's passing in a heartfelt Instagram Story, illustrating the bond they shared. "We did several movies together. We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent endless hours on set," Pratt wrote. "I'll never forget his toughness... He was always a gentleman and professional. He'll be missed. My prayers go out to his friends and family, especially his daughter."

Chris Pratt pays tribute to late stunt double

Chris Pratt pays tribute to late stunt double

Born Antonio Gerard McFarr on October 12, 1976, Tony started his career with acting roles in "Burn Notice" and went on to appear in "One Tree Hill," "Army Wives," "Graceland," and "MacGyver." However, it was his work as a stunt performer that truly showcased his talent and made him an indispensable part of many productions.

Tony McFarr's contributions to the entertainment industry cannot be overstated. His talent and dedication brought the thrilling action sequences of numerous blockbusters to life, making him a revered figure among colleagues and fans alike. He is survived by his daughter, parents, and sister, who all mourn the loss of this remarkable man.

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