• Chris Pratt's stuntman has passed away
  • The actor has dedicated a sweet tribute on Instagram Stories
  • THIS is what he had to say

In an emotional outpouring of grief, Chris Pratt has publicly addressed the sudden death of his longtime stunt double and friend, Tony McFarr. McFarr's unexpected passing at his home in Orlando has left the entertainment world in mourning, with Pratt sharing personal anecdotes and photos commemorating their time together on various blockbuster film sets.

A friend's goodbye

Hollywood is in mourning after the sudden and shocking death of Tony McFarr, the stunt double who brought to life some of Chris Pratt's most daring cinematic moments.

Pratt, known for his roles in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Jurassic World,' took to Instagram to express his devastation, sharing memories that painted a picture of a friendship that extended far beyond the camera's reach.

"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," Pratt recalled, admiring McFarr's resilience and dedication.

"He’ll be missed," the actor 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’s Office confirmed to TMZ that it is running toxicology tests on McFarr.

The news of McFarr's death came as a shock to many, including his family, who described him as "active and healthy." The cause of McFarr's passing remains unknown, with toxicology tests currently underway. Pratt's tribute not only highlights McFarr's contributions to the film industry but also underscores the deep personal loss felt by those who knew him best.

McFarr's impressive career spanned several major Hollywood productions, doubling for Pratt in hits like 'Passengers' and 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.'

His talent and commitment to his craft made him a beloved figure on set, remembered by Pratt as "always a gentleman and professional."

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As the film community and fans worldwide grapple with this loss, Pratt's heartfelt message serves as a reminder of the often unseen heroes of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.

McFarr's legacy will undoubtedly live on through the thrilling cinematic moments he helped create and the personal memories shared by those who were fortunate enough to call him a friend.