Stunt Double For One Of Hollywood’s Biggest Actors Passes Away Suddenly

Tony McFarr, the accomplished stuntman who doubled for Chris Pratt in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, passed away unexpectedly on Monday at the age of 47. McFarr died at his home near Orlando, Florida, leaving his family and the film industry in shock.

His mother, Donna, described his passing as “unexpected and shocking.” The Orange County Medical Examiner is conducting toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.

McFarr was renowned in Hollywood for his impressive stunt work in major films such as “Jurassic World,” “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” and “The Darkest Minds.” Over his career spanning more than two decades, he worked on several blockbuster movies, standing in for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. His credits on IMDb also include “The Hunger Games,” “Captain America,” and “Planet of the Apes.”

McFarr began his career in 2011 with a role on the cop drama “Bones.” His talent and dedication quickly earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s top stunt performers. His work in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series, where he doubled for Chris Pratt’s character Star Lord, was particularly celebrated.

In addition to his film career, McFarr was also a successful entrepreneur. He and his wife, Thais McFarr, owned and operated two health-focused restaurants, Reel Bowls poké bar and The Fit Kitchen. Reel Bowls opened its doors for the first time in February of this year.

McFarr was also well-educated, holding a business degree from Florida State University and an MBA from LSU Shreveport. At the time of his death, he resided in a $500,000 four-bedroom home in Florida.

Tributes have poured in from friends and family. On Instagram, McFarr’s nephew, Noah Keez, posted a heartfelt message under his most recent photo, expressing his deep sorrow and affection for his late uncle. “RIP uncle T, I’m gonna miss you,” Keez wrote. “Don’t be doing some outlandish stuff in heaven.”

Despite his sudden passing, McFarr leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication both in the entertainment industry and in his personal ventures. His contributions to film and his entrepreneurial spirit will be remembered by many. His passing is a significant loss to those who knew him personally and professionally.

As the investigation into his death continues, the film community mourns the loss of a talented and beloved stuntman. Updates on the circumstances of his death are expected as the toxicology reports are completed.

Tony McFarr’s life was marked by his impressive achievements and the deep impact he had on those around him. His work on screen and his ventures off screen made him a respected figure in multiple fields. His legacy will continue to inspire and influence both his peers and future generations of stunt performers.