Hunger Games Stuntman Falls to Death Attempting Parkour Leap
Carlos Lopez, a Hollywood stuntman whose credits include the Hunger Games: Catching Fire, died in Lisbon, Portugal after a parkour move gone wrong: He fell to his death trying to leap from the fifth floor window of his hostel onto a balcony of the opposite building. Lopez, 25, was apparently traveling with his girlfriend, who witnessed the fall.
"I've never seen as much blood. I woke up with the noise, went to the window and saw the young man lying on the ground, on an interior patio we share with the hostel where it happened," the couple's neighbor, Natercia Gama, 77, told the UK's Mirror.
Local police confirmed to NBC News that Lopez attempted the jump around 4 a.m. Thursday local time. According to Lopez's IMDB page, he's done stunt work on a number of films and TV series, most recently in the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy The Nest, the Cinemax series Banshee, and Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.