Atlanta, Georgia –
Taraja Ramsess, a stuntman, actor and martial artist known for his work on the films “Black Panther” and “Avengers,” is being mourned after he and three of his children died in a car crash in Georgia last week.
He was 41.
Atlanta television station WSB-TV reported that the accident occurred just before midnight on Halloween after the vehicle carrying Ramsess and his children collided with a tractor-trailer that had stalled in the left lane of a highway exit.
His mother, Akili Ramsess, a photojournalist and executive director of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), announced his death and those of two of his daughters in an Instagram post.
“My beautiful, loving, talented son Taraja @chop.saki, along with two of my grandchildren, his 13-year-old daughter Sundari and his 8-week-old newborn daughter Fujibo, died in a horrific traffic accident last night,” she wrote .
She also wrote that two of Ramsess’ daughters survived the accident, with his three-year-old Shazia being hospitalized along with his 10-year-old son Kisasi, who she said was on life support equipment.
In a later post, she shared that Kisasi had also died.
His long-time friend and X3 Sports coach Tony Tucci told WSB-TV: “When I first heard about it, I broke down. I had to sit down.”
“He was always a family man,” Tucci said. “They came, sat down and watched him train, and they also jumped in and started training.”
Famous director Ava DuVernay was also a friend and posted about the loss on her Instgram account.
“My goodness, did he love his children? A happy, whole love. Nice to see,” she wrote. “He also loved making films and television. Has held many positions over the years. Immerse yourself in all aspects of the craft.”
Ramsess’ credits include Avengers: End Game, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Creed III, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
CNN has reached out to Marvel Studios for comment.