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Crew Member 'Crushed To Death' On 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'

A crew member on 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' has died after being crushed in a horrific on-set accident.

South African publication IOL reports that 34-year-old Ricardo Cornelius was killed after a US Army issue Hummer fell on top of him.

It's reported the accident on the film's set in Cape Town happened when Ricardo and other crew members were to manually rotate a small platform upon which the vehicle stood. However, the platform tilted and the vehicle fell on top of him.

He was rushed to hospital, placed on life support and immediately operated on. However, the injuries were too extensive.

"At the hospital, doctors said they had to take him into theatre as soon as he arrived," says Shafiefa, his wife of just one year.

"His heart stopped and they were fighting for his life but managed to revive him again. The doctors said his lungs were completely flat and he was bleeding a lot."

"He was unconscious and he was already on life support. I held his hand and I told him not to leave us because we need him and he is a strong man."

"I spoke to him but the doctors said he didn't know what was going on around him. We were with him for about an hour, then he died."

"No amount of money will bring my husband back," she says. "No one can tell me what happened."

This is the second major incident on the sixth film in the franchise starring Milla Jovovich. Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson had her arm amputated after suffering injuries while performing a motorbike stunt for the movie in October.

December 24, 2015 |

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