‘Black Panther’ Stuntman, Three Of His Kids Killed After Car Reportedly Plows Into Tractor-Trailer

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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“Black Panther” stuntman Taraja Ramsess and three of his children were pronounced dead as a result of an Oct. 31 car crash in Atlanta, Georgia, according to the family and reports.

DeKalb County police initially identified 41-year-old Ramsess and his children Sundari (13) and Fujibo (eight weeks) as the deceased, according to NBC News. Ramsess’ 10-year-old son, Kisasi, later passed away after being put on life support, the outlet reported, citing an Instagram post from the stuntman’s mother, Akili Ramsess. Two of Ramsess’ daughters survived the crash, according to the outlet.

Investigators said Ramsess had been driving a Ford F-150 truck when it collided with a disabled tractor trailer, Fox 5 reported. Initial reports indicated the trailer had come to a stop in the left lane, along the exit ramp from Interstate 285 to Interstate 20 east. The collision took place at roughly midnight, according to the outlet.

The official cause of the crash, and the exact reason why the truck had stopped in the left lane remains under investigation.

Ramsess was a well-known and highly respected stuntman who boasted an impressive portfolio in the entertainment industry. His achievements include his work on “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

A GoFundMe page was started to support Akili Ramsess, who now faces the loss of her son and grandchildren. Roughly $84,000 of the $150,000 fundraising goal has been raised at the time of writing. The family has promised to provide additional information to the public shortly.

“We will continue to update this posting with more information as it becomes available and as Akili and her family are ready to release it,” the GoFundMe page reads. (RELATED: Fiery, High-Impact Los Angeles Car Crash Kills 6 And Injures 9)

“I know you share our feelings that this devastating loss is unfathomable, and we are just trying to take a first step in helping Akili down the very long road ahead.”