Shawn Robinson, a Hollywood stuntman, was found dead in his hotel room in New Orleans last week. He was filming Peter Berg’s new film Deepwater Horizon and when he failed to show up for work on July 28, another stuntman working on the film went to his apartment to find Shawn had passed away.
There is no official cause of death for now as the Orleans medical office is waiting on the results of a toxicology report. Shawn specialized in rigging equipment so that stunts could be performed safely. His career spanned over 25 years and he has worked on over 70 films, making a huge impact on the movie community. His works included Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first three Transformers movies, War of the Worlds, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Old School, Behind Enemy Lines and many more.
T.J. White, a stuntman who had worked with Shawn in the past, said, “The whole stunt community is in shock, he touched the lives of hundreds of stunt performers across the country. He was an amazing stunt rigger and worked on some of the biggest shows in town and was responsible for the safety of hundreds of stuntmen and women. He was a very likeable guy who always had a smile on his face. This is tragic.”
Deepwater Horizon stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson. ~Greg Chisholm