Hollywood Stuntman Shawn Robinson Was Found Dead In His New Orleans, Louisiana Hotel Room Last Week (Ends02aug15).
The veteran action man and rigger was working on director Peter Berg's film Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson and her stepdad Kurt Russell, but his co-workers questioned his whereabouts after he failed to show up to work on 28 July (15).
A fellow stuntman went to Robinson's hotel room, where he found his already deceased friend.
The New Orleans Parish Coroner's Office is currently carrying out toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.
Robinson, the son of legendary Hollywood stuntman Dar Robinson, had followed in his father's footsteps for the past 25 years. His credits include a multitude of blockbusters such as Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Fast & Furious, and the first three Transformers films..
Robinson's brother Troy serves as Vin Diesel's stunt double, while Dar was killed in 1986 during a motorcycle chase scene, when his vehicle went off a cliff.
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