Taraja Ramsess was a stunt performer and set dresser who worked on several movies and TV shows, including Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame and Fast & Furious.
He died on October 31, 2023, in a car crash in Atlanta, Georgia, along with three of his children, according to Kiro7.
Ramsess started his career as a set dresser and worked on several films and TV shows before transitioning to stunt performing.
He was described as “regal” by director Ava DuVernay, who worked with him at her distribution company ARRAY.
Taraja Ramsess wife
Ramsess’ wife was Lisa Ann Wilson.
She is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked on projects such as The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
The couple had five children, three of whom died in the car crash along with Ramsess.
She is also the founder and director of the Black Women Film Network, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the work of black women in film and television.
Taraja Ramsess career
Ramsess was a Hollywood stuntman and set dresser who worked on several major films and TV shows.
He started out as a set dresser, working on films such as Due Date, Fast Five, Lawless, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Furious 7, as well as TV shows including The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead and Constantine.
Ramsess later became known as an acclaimed stuntman throughout the industry, with his resumé including work on Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Unfortunately, Ramsess died in a car accident.
He was 41 years old at the time of his death.
Ramsess’ mother, Akili Ramsess, confirmed his death and that of his daughters Sundari, 13, and Fujibo, 8 weeks, in an Instagram post.
Ramsess was remembered by his colleagues and friends as a talented and regal individual with a deep capacity for love.
Director Ava DuVernay, who worked with Ramsess at her distribution company ARRAY, described him as “regal” on Instagram and said that he “walked like a king”.