Resident Evil Crew Member Dies After On-Set Accident
A South African woman is demanding answers after her husband died following an accident on the set of Milla Jovovich’s new Resident Evil film earlier this month.
Days after it was revealed stuntwoman Olivia Jackson is to have her left arm amputated following a motorcycle crash on the South Africa set of the sci-fi horror movie, news surfaced that tragedy had struck again after 34-year-old Ricardo Cornelius lost his life while filming in Cape Town.
According to South African website IOL, Cornelius was crushed by an SUV which fell from a platform, and he died on December 3 after being admitted to a local hospital.
His wife Shafiefa Cornelius told the site she was financially compensated for her loss through the company her husband worked for, All Access Crew, but alleges they have now stopped communicating with her.
“No amount of money will bring my husband back,” she said. “No one can tell me what happened, I need closure… None of the bosses have even contacted me to tell me what happened… I’ve been making my own assumptions all along.”
A spokesperson for local authorities in the South African province of Western Cape confirmed to IOL that an inquest was opened following the death.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth movie in the franchise, is due for release in January 2017.