A stunt actor was killed in a terrible car accident in Georgia along with three of his children, one of whom was a newborn baby. The other two children in the car, a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl also died, while one child, a three-year-old, is in the hospital with severe injuries but is expected to recover.
The fatal car crash happened on an exit ramp on Interstate 20 in Dekalb County, Georgia. Taraja Ramsess, a stunt actor famous for his roles in Avengers movies, was driving a pickup truck with all of his children on Halloween night when it collided with a tractor-trailer. The impact killed the 41-year-old father, the 13-year-old Sundari Ramsess, and the newborn, Fugibo Ramsess, immediately, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
His son, 10-year-old Kisasi, and a three-year-old girl were taken to the hospital in critical condition, where Kisasi died of his injuries on Sunday.
According to an investigation, Ramsess took an exit ramp where a tractor-trailer was broken down in the left lane, when they collided.
Ramsess did stunts for Marvel’s Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame, according to his IMBD. Additionally, his stunt work was featured in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Suicide Squad,” “Atlanta” and “Creed III.” He also often worked as a set dresser on over 43 projects, including “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Tributes have been pouring in for the beloved performer and his family, and a GoFundMe set up on behalf of his mother has raised thousands already. “Kisasi – or “Sauce the Boss” – brought so much joy to the lives of so many. [He] was surrounded by loving family members every moment he spent in the hospital,” the GoFundMe said of the 10-year-old.
Ramsess’s mother, Akili Ramsess, wrote on Instagram: “All who knew and met him know how special Taraja was. He had a deep capacity for love and loved his children more than all. He loved his martial arts, motorcycles and all things related to filmmaking.
“He a very droll yet wicked sense of humor & yet could be as cornball corny as can be. Sundari, Sunny as she was called, also reflected that special light. Funny & loved to dance. Oh God! I can’t believe they’re gone!”
Filmmaker Ave DuVernay posted a tribute to Ramsess on Instagram. “He walked like a king. And to me, always acted like one. He was a part of our crew family at ARRAY. He left us last night forever in a way that makes the hearts of all who knew him break into a million pieces,” she said.
“We’d talk about art and his family. My goodness, did he love his children. I remember one day on set, we didn’t have enough Black background actors for a key scene. I had to recruit my crew members to be on-camera.,” continued DuVernay.
“Taraja was the first to say yes. Yes, I’ll do my real job and then jump into this wild scene playing a tough guy with a gun for you.”
“He was just an amazing person. We have a great loss to this world. It makes you reflect and gives you a new perspective on everyone you need to call every day. Because you never know when your last words are going to be to someone,” long-time friend and X3 Sports trainer Tony Tucci said to WSB-TV.
“He was always a family man. They would come and sit and watch him train, and they would jump in and start training too.”
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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