Marvel Stuntman Taraja Ramsess and Three of His Children Killed in Car Crash

The death of Taraja Ramsess, a stuntman, actor, and martial artist best known for his work on the “Black Panther” and “Avengers” films, and the deaths of his three children in a car accident in Georgia last week have left the public in mourning. He was 41.

According to Atlanta TV station WSB-TV, the tractor-trailer that had broken down in the left lane of an exit off the interstate collided with the car that Ramsess and his kids were riding in just before midnight on Halloween.

In an Instagram post, his mother, photojournalist Akili Ramsess, executive director of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), confirmed his passing as well as the deaths of his two kids.


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She added, “My beautiful, loving, talented son Taraja @chop.saki, along with two of my grand babies, his 13 yo daughter Sundari and his 8-week-old newborn daughter Fujibo, were killed the previous night in a horrific traffic accident.”

Two of Ramsess’ kids, Shazia, age three, and Kisasi, age ten, who was reportedly on life support, were among the two who survived the disaster, according to her account.

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She revealed that Kisasi had passed away in a later article. Tony Tucci, X3 Sports trainer and longtime friend of his, told WSB-TV, β€œWhen I first heard about it, I broke down. I had to sit down.”

Tucci remarked, “He was always a family man.” “They would come and sit and watch him train, and they would jump in and start training too..” Notable filmmaker Ava DuVernay was a friend as well, and she shared posts on Instagram regarding the death.


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β€œMy goodness, did he love his children. A happy, whole love. Beautiful to behold,” she wrote. β€œHe loved making movies and TV too. Held many positions over the years. Immersing himself in all aspects of the craft.”

“Avengers: End Game,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Creed III,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” are just a few of the films with which Ramsess is associated.

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