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Stunt Performer Killed By Tank in Stunt Gone Wrong
A stunt performer has been killed on the set of Russian film Ilyinskye Frontier during a stunt involving a tank.
Oleg Shilkin, 31, was killed on the set of the World War 2 film when a tank failed to stop before him and instead ran over him.
Though an ambulance was called, Shilkin passed away before it arrived.
Varvara Nikitina, vice president of the Russian Stunt Guild, commented, “Everyone on the film set is in a state of disbelief.”
A spokesperson for the studio behind the film, Voenfilm Studios, stated, “As a result of an accident during the shoot of a complex battle scene with a large number of actors, crowd scenes and military equipment, stuntman Oleg Shilkin tragically died.
Law enforcement officers are working on the set.”