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Stuntman killed in explosion on 'Expendables 2' set

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A stuntman working on The Expendables 2 in Bulgaria has been killed in a planned explosion on the set. Please, don't go with the obvious joke about the movie's title here, because somebody died.

Deadline.com says an unnamed stuntman working with the movie's second unit was shooting on a reservoir outside the capital of Sofia around 7 p.m. Thursday night when he was killed and another stuntman was critically injured in the setup. Sylvester Stallone was working in a mountian village 2 1/2 hours away at the time.

"It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident," production company Nu Image/Millennium Films said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy. The filmmakers are working closely with the authorities in responding to and investigating this accident." We're sure the rest of the all-star cast --which includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Liam Hemsworth, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme -- are fine, too.

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[Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 2:52pm]

    

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