Marvel Stuntman Taraja Ramsess Dies Aged 41 Alongside His Three Children

Taraja Ramsess Dead: The Marvel stuntman has tragically died in a car crash along with his three children.
Credit: Taraja Ramsess via Facebook

A Hollywood stuntman and three of his children have tragically died following a fatal accident. 

Taraja Ramsess, 41, was best known for working on a number of Marvel films, including Black Panther, Black Panther Wakanda Forever, Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame, as per his IMDb.

Notably, he also performed stunt work on other hit movies such as Creed III and The Suicide Squad – as well as working in the art department for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Fast & Furious 7.

Heartbreakingly, it has been shared that Ramsess and his three children Sundari, 13, Kisasi, 10, and newborn daughter Fugibo – have died.

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Ramsess was driving in a pickup truck with his children and took an exit on Interstate 20 in Dekalb County, Georgia, on October 31 when a horror car crash occurred, as per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via The Mirror).

The stuntman’s vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer – also known as a lorry – and the impact killed Ramsess, his eldest and his newborn instantly.

Ramsess’ son tragically died several days later, according to MailOnline.

Two other children were reportedly taken to hospital. They are believed to be in a stable condition.

Taraja Ramsess
Taraja Ramsess and three of his children have tragically died following a fatal accident. Credit: Taraja Ramsess via Facebook

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of Ramsess’ mum, Akili, which features a message paying tribute to her son and grandchildren.

It reads: “Akili Ramsess, a dear friend and colleague to so many, lost her eldest son, the beautiful and talented Taraja, and three of her grandchildren – Taraja’s 13-year-old daughter Sundari and 8-week-old daughter, and 10-year-old son Kisasi – in a horrific traffic accident on Oct 31.

“We are not sure what her immediate needs are, but we know there will be many. Anyone who knows Akili knows that her greatest joys are her three boys and 10 grandchildren. Her love and devotion to her family knows no limits.”

On November 4, an update on Kisasi’s death was shared, reading: “We are so sorry to bring you this devastating update. Ten-year-old Kisasi passed away today. Kisasi – or ‘Sauce the Boss’ – brought so much joy to the lives of so many was surrounded by loving family members every moment he spent in the hospital.

“Please continue to wrap your arms around Akili and her family.”

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The GoFundMe page has a target of $150,000 and at the time of writing, it has raised over $82,000.

People have taken to social media to pay tribute to the Harder They Fall stuntman, with one person commenting: “So sad RIP thoughts are with the family.”

“Oh my goodness, awful news. I never knew of the man but no doubt marvelled at his skill as a stunt performer,” another adds. “Our thoughts must be with their families those poor children.”

“So sorry. My heartfelt condolences to the family. May they rest in peace,” adds a third.

Somebody else pens: “Absolutely devastating. My deepest heartfelt condolences to the families.”

“My condolences to everyone just heartbreaking,” writes a fifth person.

Ramsess’s cousin, Pharaoh Hardee, told USA Today: “He was very involved and loving with these children. I would FaceTime call him randomly throughout the day and he would be getting the kids ready for school, picking them up or taking them to gym with him.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.