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'Expendables 2' Stuntman Dies On Set; Two Others Injured

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First Posted: 10/28/11 09:35 AM ET Updated: 10/28/11 01:11 PM ET

A stuntman involved in a planned explosion died on the Bulgarian set of "The Expendables 2" on Thursday night, media reports out of the country confirm.

The Sofia News Agency reports that the stuntman, who was working on a scene with a fake bomb explosion in a rubber boat, died in an accident that also injured two other performers working in a reservoir in the town of Elin Pelin. No further details as to the exact nature of the accident were provided. One of the injured performers is reportedly in critical condition.

Producers NuImage/Millenium Films confirmed the death in a statement released to the press: "It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident. Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy. The filmmakers are working closely with the authorities in responding to and investigating this accident."

The film, a sequel to the smash hit 2010 film that brought back together some of the greatest action stars of the 80s and 90s, brings back Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Dam, Terry Crews and Bruce Willis, while expanding the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger and bringing on Liam Hemsworth for some new blood.

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |