Former Eminem Stunt Double Fatally Dies – Here’s The Facts
Eminem‘s look-alike has went to the upper room. Accordant to the Kennewick Police Department (Washington), 40-year-old Ryan Shepard, who worked as the “8 Mile” actor’s stand-in and stunt double for numerous years, passed away on Jan. 31 after being struck by a truck. However, for some inexplicable reason the news of his tragic death is just now circulating around social media. Per a police news bulletin, the freak accident took place by a T-shaped intersection, where the stunt double waltzed onto the road and was smashed by a truck traveling southbound.
Shepard was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he perished shortly after arriving. Authorities said the operator of the vehicle stayed at the scene until they arrived and was not under the influence of a substance at the time of the smashup. An investigation has since been launched. Eminem‘s stunt double is survived by his two kids: an 11-year-old and a 7-year-old, according to TMZ. The lookalike’s death arrived four days before Hailie Jade (Eminem‘s daughter) agreed to marry longstanding mate Evan McClintock.
Ryan Shepard worked as Eminem‘s stand-in and stunt double in various productions back in the early 2000s, including Rap Boy (the rap star’s crimefighting alter ego) at his MTV Movie Awards performance in 2002, and the “Purple Hills” music video (D12). The doppelganger worked put in work on the European, Japanese and North American legs of the Detroit native’s Anger Management Tour as well.
According to Shepard‘s LinkedIn, he pursued a vocation in engineering following his career as Eminem’s stunt double. For years, the Marshall Mathers clone worked as a show and ride engineer for Walt Disney Imagineering before transitioning into a test automation engineer at SpaceX. His resume also consist of stretches at automaton establishments Garner Holt Productions and Romaire Studios.
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