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Joi Harris
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Born
Sequana Joi Harris

(1976-12-11)December 11, 1976
Died August 14, 2017(2017-08-14) (aged 40)
Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cause of death Motorcycle accident
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Motorcycle road racer
  • Motorcycle stuntwoman
Years active
  • 2014–2017 (racer)
  • 2017 (stuntwoman)

Sequana Joi Harris (December 11, 1976 – August 14, 2017) was an American motorcycle road racer and stuntwoman. She was the first African American woman licensed as a motorcycle road racer, racing professionally since 2014, while beginning motorcycling in 2009. She was killed while filming a motorcycle stunt, doubling as "Domino" on the set of Deadpool 2, when the bike she was riding crashed near the Shaw Tower.

Racing career

Harris promoted road racing to women and also the African American community. She learned how to ride a motorcycle in 2009. She started racing in 2012 and gained her racing license in 2013. She started racing professionally in 2014, becoming the first African American woman in motorcycle road racing to ever do so. She then set up her own racing team, Threader Racing, racing as #24. In 2017, she raced in the NJMP and SPR classes on the CCS circuit of ASRA where she had a win on the 2017 circuit.

Death

Harris was on her first shoot as a stuntwoman, performing for Deadpool 2, in 2017. On August 14, 2017, during filming, Harris was riding without a helmet in downtown Vancouver when she lost control of her bike, hit a curb, and was thrown into the Shaw Tower. She had been doubling for actress Zazie Beetz, playing Domino in Deadpool 2, and died on the scene. This marked the second death of a stunt performer of North America in 2017. Deadpool 2 was dedicated to Harris.

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