Not enough information is passed around about the stuntmen and stuntwomen on a project. Putting their lives at risk constantly just to entertain the masses. Well recently a stuntman at Marvel Studios, by the name of Brian “Sonny” Nickels, passed away in January from cardiac arrest in his home in West London. Now, a GoFundMe page launched by a man named David Garrick is helping to support the family of the late stuntman.
Nickels may have even worked on some of your favorite Marvel films, such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron“, “Guardians of the Galaxy“, and “Captain America: The First Avenger“. He has also found some pretty nice work outside of Marvel Studios with amazing films such as “Jason Bourne“, “Skyfall” and “Spectre“, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” part 1 and 2, and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom“, as well as many many more.
“Nothing financially was put into place or implemented as Brian’s death was not expected or anticipated. Brian would be the first person to help any of us in need. Simone & Sienna watched and heard Brian graphically passing away, young Rocco is extremely confused and there is no counselling available as he is so young. Simone’s focus needs to be on their precious babies and getting them through this horrific and traumatic time. Their whole world has been turned upside down with the loss of a husband and father, please let’s all work together and help take all the financial pressure off her for some time, and raise as much money as we possibly can for Brian’s wife and two young babies to completely take away any financial worries or burdens they may be facing. Let the kindest, love and great legacy of wonderful Brian Nickels live on through all of us.”
So far the GoFundMe page has only earned around
£18,095 of its £500,000 goal. And if you would like to donate you can find the link here.