Warren Appleby: The cast and crew of the TV show “Titans” were in sorrow on Thursday after special effects coordinator Warren Appleby died in a horrific stunt test.
The producers of the Warner Bros. Television/DC Universe show announced in a statement that they were “heartbroken and devastated” by the death of “the valued colleague” who died “during preparation and test for an upcoming production” at a special effects facility.
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No further information about the tragedy were disclosed, but the show’s Toronto production was halted for two days following the fatal incident involving veteran special effects specialist Appleby, who had a 25-year career in television and film.
Appleby was killed by a piece of metal that flew from a car that was being tested for a flipping stunt, according to TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter.
“Our greatest sympathies, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren’s family and friends at this most terrible time,” the producers said.
Appleby worked on Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which received the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018.
“I admired Warren as a father and family man, as well as a colleague,” del Toro told Deadline. “He always gave you his complete attention. He was a close friend and a vital member of our core group. He will always be adored and respected.”
Appleby was described as a devoted father and husband to his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Logan, 6, and Wyatt, 4, in a GoFundMe campaign set up for his family.
The DC Universe’s “Titans,” a darker version of the Teen Titans cartoon, is in its second season.