A stuntman who has starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger is understood to have died of a heart attack when a Halloween prank in a nightclub went wrong.
Kassym Zhumaguzhin, who performed in action film Expendables 2, died after the stunt involving a fake ‘stunt’ noose.
The 34-year-old was dressed as a mummy and was supposed to trick people into thinking he was hanging from a rope that was hoisted 10ft into the air at the TSB nightclub in Kazakhstan on November 3.
Kassym Zhumaguzhyn has appeared in The Expendables 2 and in 47 Ronin, alongside Keanu Reeves (Picture: CEN)He was dressed in a white suit with white bandages around his face and fake blood pouring from his head at the Halloween party.
Wearing a special vest fitted with safety belts and ropes, Zhumaguzhin appeared as if he was hanging from the ceiling while actually being safely lifted from his body.
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In a video taken at the club, several people at the club can be seen filming as the stuntman is hoisted to the ceiling.
But after being brought down he was taken outside of the venue for air at the event in the city of Almaty in north-western Kazakhstan’s Almaty region.
Footage filmed by witnesses showed Kassym Zhumaguzhin being hoisted into the air using a special safety vest (Picture: CEN)An ambulance was called and CPR was performed but the stuntman never regained consciousness.
Doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.
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Zhumaguzhin was reportedly working for Nomad Stunts and on its Instagram page it said the team expressed their ‘deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of Kassym.’
A spokesman for the company said: ‘Zhumaguzhyn was wearing special equipment used for such stunts.
Zhumaguzhin lost consciousness after the stunt and had to be dragged away by a colleague – it was later discovered he had suffered a heart attack (Picture: CEN)‘He was under constant observation from his colleagues. During the stunt he showed that he was okay.
‘But when his colleague got him down they realised that he was unconscious.’
According to his IMDb page, the stuntman has appeared in 47 Ronin alongside Keanu Reeves, The Expendables 2, which featured Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis and the Marco Polo TV series.
He is said to have featured in around 25 films and has seven stunt credits listed on his page.
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