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Hunger Games stunt double Carlos Lopez dies, aged 25, after falling from a building

The incident reportedly took place at a youth hostel in Lisbon

Ella Alexander
Friday 03 October 2014 15:17
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Hunger Games stunt double and parkour fan Carlos Lopez IV has died after attempting to jump from his fourth-floor window to a veranda opposite his balcony.

He was 25-years-old.

The incident took place yesterday at the Goodnight Hostel in Lisbon, Portugal. Lopez, who was from North Carolina, was allegedly practicing parkour – now a recognised sport which involves moving from place to place in the most efficient way possible.

The discipline was first established as military obstacle course training.

"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," said neighbour Natercia Gama.

Lopez’s film credits include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Olympus Has Fallen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 22 Jump Street.

He also appeared in various television programmes, such as Boardwalk Empire and The Vampire Diaries.

His IMDB page states that he most recent project was a comedy called The Nest, alongside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, due for release in 2015.

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