- Stuntman Taraja Ramsess died in a car accident.
- He appeared in Marvel and DC movies.
- He was a stunt double in Black Panther.
Stuntman Taraja Ramsess was killed in a tragic car accident last month.
Sadly, three of his five children who were in the vehicle with him also lost their lives. The family was on the DeKalb highway in Georgia.
His mother confirmed the sad news on social media with a heartfelt message. People quickly offered her their condolences.
Despite not being a household name, Taraja was a well-known figure in Hollywood. What movies did he work on?
Taraja Ramsess was in Black Panther
The name Taraja Ramsess is immediately associated with one of Marvel’s most successful films: Black Panther.
The 41-year-old stunt double had an important role in this film.
A talented stuntman, as seen in his social media posts, he had the honor being Chadwick Boseman’s stunt double.
It’s worth remembering Boseman died on August 28, 2020, after battling colon cancer.
Ramsess worked on the Avengers movies
In the same year, 2018, one of Marvel’s most beloved films, Avengers: Infinity War, came out.
Once again, Taraja Ramsess had the opportunity to work on a major worldwide project.
Thanks to his excellent work, he would later appear in Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The Avengers movie featured major stars like Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch, among others.
Taraja Ramsess wasn’t just part of the Marvel universe
Taraja Ramsess wasn’t just part of the Marvel universe, he also appeared in DC movies.
He is remembered for his work in Black Adam, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
But that wasn’t the only DC project he worked on — he is also in Suicide Squad.
Months before his death, he worked on films like Creed III and The Clone of Tyrone, as well as the series Atlanta. He was a talent powerhouse.
An emotional farewell
As mentioned earlier, it was Taraja Ramsess’s mother who confirmed her son’s unexpected death.
She shared a heartfelt farewell message on social media.
«All who knew and met him know how special Taraja was… He loved his martial arts, motorcycles and all things related to filmmaking.»
Killi Ramsess also said that the actor had a very «droll yet wicked» sense of humor and could be «cornball corny.»
He was a true talent
Taraja Ramsess not only performed risky scenes and stunts in the movies he worked on, he was more than that.
In this capacity, he worked on films like Flight, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Project Almanac and Fast and Furious 7.
It is said that director Ava DuVernay changed his career forever by inviting him to step in front of the cameras because there weren’t enough actors of color.