Chris Pratt mourns his ‘Guardians’ stunt double Tony McFarr: ‘Always remember his toughness’


Chris Pratt is mourning the lack of Tony McFarr, the stunt performer who helped carry to life his motion scenes in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World” and different movies.

The Marvel star paid tribute to McFarr on Instagram hours after information broke Thursday of the stunt performer’s demise. The Orange County medical expert’s workplace in Florida confirmed McFarr’s demise to The Instances. He was discovered useless Monday, and a reason for demise is pending. He was 47.

“We did a number of motion pictures collectively. We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent countless hours on set,” Pratt mentioned in a assertion to his Instagram story. “I’ll always remember his toughness.”

Pratt shared behind-the-scenes images of him and McFarr (born Antonio McFarr) in matching outfits on the units of the movies “Passengers” and “Jurassic World.” McFarr first turned Pratt’s stunt double within the latter, which premiered in 2015. He was credited as Pratt’s stunt double in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in 2017 and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in 2018, in keeping with IMDB.

The Marvel and “Garfield” star celebrated McFarr’s resilience on set, recalling how the stunt performer “got here proper again to work able to go once more” after he took a “nasty shot” whereas engaged on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and obtained a number of staples in his head.

Pratt added: “He was an absolute stud. He was at all times a gentleman {and professional}. He’ll be missed. My prayers exit to his family and friends, particularly his daughter.”

The stunt performer’s mom mentioned her son’s demise was “sudden and surprising,” TMZ reported Thursday.

McFarr carried out stunts in different high-profile motion pictures, together with Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain America: Civil Struggle.” His stunt credit additionally embrace “Pitch Excellent 3,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Logan Fortunate” and each “The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay” movies. His TV credit embrace “Homeland,” “Bones,” “The Finder” and “The Strolling Useless.”

McFarr was additionally an actor who appeared in minor roles in TV sequence, together with “Burn Discover,” “One Tree Hill,” “Military Wives,” “Graceland” and “MacGyver,” in keeping with IMDB. He additionally owned the film-themed poké restaurant Reel Bowls in Orlando, beginning in January 2013, his LinkedIn web page says.


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