According to IOL, a man died while working on the set of the final movie in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The actual movie was filmed earlier in 2015 but the death occurred on Dec. 3 during extra shooting when a Hummer toppled over and fell onto the man.
The man was 34-year-old Ricardo Cornelius, whose widow said had been unemployed for a year before getting the job on the Resident Evil crew. He had been married for nine months to Shafiefa, who said she buried her husband in the Christmas clothes they had just purchased.
The death occurred when he was working with other crew members to manually rotate the small platform with the Hummer on it. However, the platform tilted and landed on Cornelius. He was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support before he died.
He was working for All Access Crew and their managing director Cassandre Wilson said that he lost his footing and slipped, before getting pinned between the vehicle and the wall. When Shafiefa reached out for information, all his colleagues blocked her number from their phones.
This is clearly a tragic moment and the way that it played out is horrific. A woman lost her husband at the cost of a movie and something needs to be done to better protect people on movie sets. This isn’t even the first time that something has happened on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Olivia Jackson, a stuntwoman who worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will likely lose her arm after a motorcycle stunt went wrong on set of the Resident Evil movie. She spent two weeks in a medically induced coma after her motorcycle hit a metal camera.