Chris Pratt pays tribute after 'friend and former stunt double' Tony McFarr dies unexpectedly

Hollywood star Chris Pratt has paid tribute to his friend and former stunt double Tony McFarr - who has died unexpectedly aged 47.

McFarr was Pratt's stunt double on some of his biggest films - including Guardians Of The Galaxy and Jurassic World.

The stuntman's mother Donna said he died at his home near Orlando, Florida, on 13 May.

A cause of death has not been reported.

However, his mother told the celebrity news website TMZ that he was healthy and his death was "unexpected and shocking".

Pratt shared a heartfelt tribute to McFarr in an Instagram story, writing: "Devastated to hear about the loss of my friend and former stunt double Tony McFarr.

"We did several movies together. We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent endless hours on set. I'll never forget his toughness.

"I remember he took a nasty shot to the head (in the title sequence of 'Guardians 2') and got several staples in his head came right back to work ready to go again. He was an absolute stud.

"He was always a gentleman and professional.

"He'll be missed. My prayers go out to his friends and family, especially his daughter."

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McFarr first doubled for Pratt on the 2015 film Jurassic World and followed that up with 2017's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

He also performed Pratt's stunts in the 2016 drama Passengers, which co-starred Jennifer Lawrence.